Elegant Phoenix Tattoo Designs 2011

Phoenix tattoos are said to be the ultimate sign of rebirth and eternal life. To the Greeks and Egyptians, this symbol represented the sun dying at the end of a day and rising in the morning to be reborn. A phoenix is the legendary mythological bird of fire, which is very popular as a rebirth and resurrection symbol. The original meaning of phoenix in Greek is ‘palm tree’. There are many stories attached to this bird in Greek and Roman empires, ancient Middle East, India and China. It is said to be an extraordinary long living bird, which is also known for its beauty and luxuriant plumage.