Girls side tribal phoenix in fire colors
Some people choose to get phoenix tattoos that are realistic-looking (even though the phoenix is a mythical creature), while other people opt for phoenix tattoos that are more abstract. This girl has a tribal tattoo inked on her left side that features an abstract phoenix inked in the colors of fire – red and orange. In fact, the phoenix, known as a legendary bird of fire, was named for the Greek word for “red.” According to ancient myths, the phoenix lived for 500 years, setting itself on fire when it became tired and rising from the ashes to be reborn. Because of this legend, the meaning of a phoenix tattoo typically represents rebirth and new beginnings.