Tribal phoenix tattoo design in fire colors
This ombre phoenix tattoo is cool because the phoenix image is inked in the colors of fire, which plays to the most well-known meaning of a phoenix tattoo. According to ancient mythology, the phoenix is a legendary bird of fire that is cyclically reborn as it sets itself on fire and rises from the ashes. Because of this meaning, many people opt for phoenix tattoos inked in reds, oranges and yellows to represent fire and as a symbol of purification, rebirth or new beginnings. For some people, phoenix tattoos can also represent virtue or grace, or overcoming a difficult obstacle in life. This particular phoenix tattoo design is more abstract than realistic, incorporating tribal lines and swirls to create the phoenix image.