Girls ankle phoenix tattoo in black
Phoenix tattoos are growing in popularity, and the tattoo designs are popular for both men and women. This girl has a fairly large phoenix tattoo inked in black and white on her right ankle, and the phoenix has its wings spread wide. The phoenix is a mythological creature, but the bird has a presence in ancient Greek, Arabian, Roman and Far Eastern mythology. According Greek and Egyptian legend, the phoenix was a symbol of the sun, dying in flames at the end of each day and rising again each morning. Early Christians came to view the phoenix as a symbol of rebirth, resurrection, immortality and the victory of life over death. Chinese mythology sees the phoenix as a symbol of virtue and grace, second only to the dragon. So, as you can see, phoenix tattoos can have a variety of meanings, depending on the preferences of the wearer.