I have been thinking about getting a tattoo lately. Since I was raised in the church, getting a tattoo has always been frowned upon and very discouraged. Now that I am not following the counsels of the church, I have decided to get a tattoo.
At first, I was thinking big, but now I have decided on something smaller. I would like to do circular type design with my kids' and wife's names around it. It will look nice.
As for the bigger tattoo, I want to do a Phoenix, the mythological firebird that rises from the ashes. It is meaningful to me because it represents a reawakening or rebirth in my life. I have certainly had my eyes opened in regard to religion and life in general.
Here are some examples of tattoos that I have been looking at.
The tattoo on that guy's back is huge. I don't want to do one quite that big although I do like the design. I think my favorite is the first bluish shoulder one. I like the design of the bird and how it looks on his shoulder. I am planning on doing something similar to that.
What do you think?