50 Best Phoenix Tattoo Designs & Ideas (2018)

Even though Phoenix tattoo is an old design but the popularity rose recently due to the success of Harry Potter films. Everyone loved the scene when Dumbledore told Harry the meaning of life while his pet phoenix Fawkes resurrected from its ashes.

Phoenix is a mythological bird and its tattoo has a deep meaning. Phoenix tattoo represents rebirth, moving on and starting a new life. It gives hope. It also represents kindness.

Here we present 50 beautiful phoenix tattoos for both men and women –

Phoenix Tattoo Ideas

1. One beautiful design that you can try is the flying phoenix tattoo which looks great on back.
flying Phoenix Tattoo


2. There are many phoenix rising tattoo design but you should avoid the common ones and try something unique. As phoenix also represent fire so why not show a blue phoenix rising from its ashes in the tattoo design.
Phoenix rising Tattoo


3. In my opinion phoenix outline tattoo do not turn out to be so good but still many people opt for them.
Outline Phoenix Tattoo


4. One popular combination that people try is the dragon and phoenix tattoo design. you can go for a unique concept where the phoenix is given skin like a dragon.
dragon and Phoenix Tattoo


5. You will agree with me that phoenix tribal tattoo designs are one of the best. In fact they look as beautiful as tribal dragon tattoos.
tribal Phoenix Tattoo


6. You can make your tribal phoenix tattoo even better by adding red ink around it like this. The red ink will represent fire.
Phoenix tribal Tattoo


7. An all-black phoenix tattoo will obviously look gorgeous. If you are opting for a large size tattoo then rib cage is great place to try it.
Phoenix Tattoo for female


8. Ancient mythology considered phoenix a mystical bird that flew over dark horizons. You can show this concept in your tattoo design.
Phoenix Tattoo


9. Most people think that only large phoenix tattoos look great but that’s not true. Medium or small phoenix tattoo like this also look attractive.
small Phoenix Tattoo


10. Here is a traditional phoenix tattoo design where the bird is shown fighting with snake and tiger.
Phoenix Tattoo


Phoenix Tattoo Designs

11. Minimal tattoos have their own charm. This minimal phoenix tattoo design is looking great due to the perfect combination of colors.
Phoenix Tattoo


12. If you are thinking to wear one color phoenix tattoo then I would advise you to have a different colored tail like this.
Phoenix Tattoo


13. Even though phoenix is a beautiful bird but this does not mean that the bird is not considered fierce. You can show pointed claws to denote an attacking phoenix.
Phoenix Tattoo


14. You can add flowers to your phoenix tattoo design to make it look more beautiful. My pick would be the cherry blossom flower tattoo.
Phoenix Tattoo


15. Here is an awesome tribal style phoenix tattoo that can be easily tried on chest or back.
Phoenix Tattoo


16. If you look closely you will see that the phoenix is given spine like a dragon in this design which makes it admirable.
Phoenix Tattoo


17. Watercolor phoenix tattoo will also look gorgeous but remember they will demand extra care and still would fade away one day.
Phoenix Tattoo


18. Tattoo artist can give unique design to the tail of the phoenix. For example they can add dreamcatcher tattoo design to it like this.
Phoenix Tattoo


19. Here is one of the most beautiful watercolour phoenix tattoo that I have ever seen. It is hard to duplicate the same design.
Phoenix Tattoo


20. If you are opting for the tribal style then give the bird pointed wings as if they are sharp blades.
Phoenix Tattoo


Phoenix Tattoos For Men

21. I would give you one tip – Do not consider thigh as an ideal place to try phoenix tattoos. Some girls might find phoenix tattoo on thigh as attractive.
Phoenix Tattoo


22. The best combination you can try with phoenix tattoo is the dragon tattoo. The phoenix and Dragon tattoo will represent fire and rage.
Phoenix Tattoo


23. Here this phoenix outline tattoo is also amazing. The artist didn’t focused on the facial features but still inked a cool design.
Phoenix Tattoo


24. Girls can try a cool combo of phoenix and butterfly tattoo. This tattoo of phoenix has multiple tiny butterfly tattoos in it.
Phoenix Tattoo


25. Many tattoo artists find it difficult to differentiate between phoenix and eagle design. So always stick to artists who know exactly how a phoenix tattoo should look like.
Phoenix Tattoo


26. As phoenix tattoos represents fire and rage so a nice idea would be to show them in golden-orange color. Such color will represent fire flames.
Phoenix Tattoo


27. Phoenix tattoo also represent kindness and gentleness. You can show a long tailed phoenix bird to suggest that you do not forget past easily.
Phoenix Tattoo


28. Phoenix burns itself in flame. One amazing idea would be to show a phoenix bird inked in style of fire flames like this.
Phoenix Tattoo


29. A full back phoenix tattoo will not be tried by everyone but I agree that they will look pretty amazing.
Phoenix Tattoo


30. You can show colourful wings to your phoenix tattoo design. These colourful wings will represent different shades of life.
Phoenix Tattoo


Phoenix Tattoos For Women

31. A couple phoenix tattoo like this would suit couples.
Phoenix Tattoo


32. Many artists draw similarities between phoenix and peacock tattoo design. Here is a tattoo of phoenix that looks similar to peacock.
Phoenix Tattoo


33. The number of feathers you show in the tail of phoenix will represent the number of memories you find unforgettable in your life.
Phoenix Tattoo


34. Some mythologies believe that the number of feathers on a phoenix body represent the number of times the bird has resurrected.
Phoenix Tattoo


35. You can try a phoenix tattoo flying over a field of flowers.
Phoenix Tattoo


36. This is a cool and beautiful phoenix tattoo on the back of the girl.
Phoenix Tattoo


37. A colourful phoenix tattoo will always look more beautiful so do remember that.
Phoenix Tattoo


38. A phoenix flying over clouds will look beautiful.
Phoenix Tattoo


39. You can try a female phoenix tattoo where the eyes of the bird are inked more gracefully.
Phoenix Tattoo


40. This phoenix tattoo design is jaw dropping beautiful.
Phoenix Tattoo


Rising Phoenix Tattoos

41. The head of the phoenix should be inked in such way that the feather on head look like a crown of king or queen.
Phoenix Tattoo


42. You can add name of your late family members whom you believe will come back in one way or another.
Phoenix Tattoo


43. If you wish to try a phoenix rising tattoo then I would advise you to show a baby phoenix as it will look more meaningful.
Phoenix Tattoo


44. Who will win in Dragon vs Phoenix Fight? No matter how many times a dragon will kill phoenix with fire, each time it will rise from its own ashes.
Phoenix Tattoo


45. Phoenix tattoo will also sit perfectly on back shoulder as shown in the picture below.
Phoenix Tattoo


46. Here is a unique style to try a tattoo of phoenix on half back of this girl.
Phoenix Tattoo


47. If you want to show a phoenix with spread wings then make them facing forward like this.
Phoenix Tattoo


48. Another cool style would be to try the phoenix inked on the back with its head hovering over the shoulder.
Phoenix Tattoo


49. Here is a mix up of phoenix dragon tattoo where the phoenix is given rough skin like a dragon.
Phoenix Tattoo


50. The more colourful you make your tattoo of phoenix the more beautiful it will look.
Phoenix Tattoo


Which Phoenix Tattoo from the above photo gallery you liked the most?