Phoenix Tattoo sleeve concept, first draft. Two directions I can choose from here! One make it new style tribal and very bold or mix it with Japanese style to make it very detailed. I might try both directions. As all my phoenix tattoos, I play with growth of shapes and textures. Possibly including natural elements. This design unfolds around the arm so that the phoenix becomes a wing or a shield. This could be matched very nicely with a dragon on the other arm. The back of the sleeve reveals the softer details such as the tail. If the dragon is still a more popular tattoo designs. As we speak the phoenix remains my favourite symbol.