Want this in red ink on my ribs. The phoenix, actually spelled "phenix" in middle english, is a greek mythological creature that represents rebirth. it is reborn from its ashes when it dies. it is a symbol adopted by early christianity (resurrection).
While the images used in this tattoo have been seen countless times on various individuals and on the walls of various tattoo shops, the way this tattoo has been executed makes it a beautiful rendition of the skull, rose, and clock motif.
Using a centuries-old technique known as quilling, Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya manipulates strips of colorful paper by rolling, looping and curling them into decorative shapes. Paper art by Yulia Brodskaya: Firebird