I've finally decided to get a tattoo. I know exactly where I want it and a general idea of what I want but I don't know the exact thing I want. I know I want either words (a short quote or individual word) or a small simple symbol that would represent the struggles I've faced the past few years: anorexia, depression, self hatred. Basically I want something permanent that tells me I'm good enough the way I am. I've also had problems trying to be perfect for everyone and getting hurt by the people I put first so I thought about something along the lines of 'forgive and forget'. Enough of my rambling, does anyone have any suggestions? (the spot I want it is close to my heart and fairly small)
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The phoenix is one of my favorite symbols of all time. A phoenix in all its glorious radiant flames rises from the ashes. It represents life after death, metaphorically representing the overcoming of obstacles, obstacles that were once seemingly the death of oneself. Out of nothing, something astonishing comes to be. I plan to get phoenix wings on my back someday (once I get my hang gliding license) for this very reason. The wings themselves symbolize freedom, another metaphor to represent freedom from what was was bringing you down, or freedom from whatever you want really...
This site has a bunch of cool phoenix designs to choose from:
Something like this would look amazing in my opinion: