Going to get a tattoo and looking for a unique design? You have come to the right place to get ideas for your tattoo. A tattoo gallery is a great place to start looking because they normally have a huge range of tattoo designs and options. A tattoo gallery will normally contain all the designs that are popular the world over. Modern and traditional age old designs will give you a wide variety to choose from. You should also be able to find out about the meaning and history behind each symbol and design. A lot of these symbols signify an idea, and are associated with different qualities. Find out about all the tattoos that have been popular with the human race since ancient times and the evolution till date. The tattoo that you ultimately select should be the one that want would on your body for the rest of your life. Careful research and selection will pay off in the long run. It's always a good idea to find help in understanding the meaning of a design for the tattoo that you want before getting it inked on your body and showed off to reflect your thought and ideology. The tattoo gallery should also include different designs to symbolize the phoenix - the mythological fire bird. Phoenix has a rich history in the ancient Chinese, Greek and Egyptian mythologies. In Chinese mythology it is believed to symbolize virtue and grace, and is only second to the mythical Chinese dragon in importance. You should be able to find a lot of options to choose from. Some of these designs involve text as well and some of them are just symbols. You can use different fonts and styles to write your name, initials, a phrase or a line from your favorite lyrics. After selecting a design you can also play around with it and add a few touches of your own and discuss it with your tattoo artist. This will make your tattoo unique and exclusive, just like your personality. Your tattoo is going to stay with you for the rest of your life, so the selection should be made carefully to avoid the dissatisfaction of getting a tattoo in haste and then finding another beautiful design that you like better and wishing that you have gotten that instead. A tattoo is permanent, so the process that is involved in removing a tattoo if you aren't happy with it is both extremely painful and expensive.