Phoenix is the legendary mythological bird of fire and as a tattoo symbol, the Phoenix symbol can be found in many tattoo genres, but of the Far East in particular. It is a symbol of resurrection, rebirth and regeneration. It also represents purification and transformation through fire and adversity. There are stories and fables that touch on the Phoenix myth in the ancient Middle East, India, China and the Greek and Roman Empires.
The Phoenix was originally a symbol of the cycle of the rising and setting of the sun but
over time evolved to become a symbol of human resurrection. On Roman coins the phoenix
represented an undying Empire. In the early Christian Church the phoenix was a symbol of
Christ’s resurrection and everlasting life. The phoenix represented the victory of life over
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