I decided to get this tattoo after my friend passed away.
It is a phoenix.
Phoenix birds reincarnate themselves from ash when they die.
I thought that was suiting.
It took about an hour to finish.
And this was my 6th tattoo, so I was already used to the feel of tattoos, but when it went over my bone, it tingled a bit.
I got this tattoo in OKC, OK by an artist named Lazlow.
He had done a couple of my other tattoos.
Its not easy when we loose friends keeping their memories is important I love your idea of a phoenix blended in tribal tattoo design very tastfull.
Here is for your friend.
French author Voltaire thus described the phoenix:
“It was of the size of an eagle, but its eyes were as mild and tender as those of the eagle are fierce and threatening.
Its beak was the color of a rose, and seemed to resemble, in some measure, the beautiful mouth of Formosante.
It’s neck resembled all the colors of the rainbow, but more brilliant and lively.
A thousand shades of gold glistened on its plumage.
It’s feet seemed a mixture of purple and silver…”