Full back phoenix tattoo with cherry blossoms
Much like dragon tattoos, phoenix tattoos evoke an air of mystery, considering the creature is a legendary bird of fire known for its ability to set itself on fire and be reborn from the ashes. Also like dragon tattoos, many phoenix tattoos incorporate other traditional Chinese or Japanese images and elements, including cherry blossoms. This girl has a huge phoenix tattoo inked across her entire back, extending from her left shoulder all the way to her right hip. In the back tattoo, the phoenix itself is inked in black and white, but the cherry blossoms have a hint of pink, giving the tat at least a little bit of color. According to Japanese and Chinese cultures, the phoenix was revered as a symbol of virtue and grace, while other cultures view the phoenix as a representation of new beginnings.