This phoenix is actually this young woman’s very first tattoo! A very impressive commitment, for sure! Andrew Sussman of DermalGrafix in Escondido, CA is becoming known not only for his great tattoo work, but for his phoenixes in particular. His previous work on a body tattoo for anther woman inspired this beautiful image. The placement of this particular mythical bird is really well done. The head and neck arch above the hip bone, with the outspread wings spanning from her front ribs to her lower back. Wonderful movement from her waist, with the tail feathers spreading up and onto the shoulder. The fine line work here is exceptional and adds a warmth to the feathers and a softness to the overall design.