It looks awesome already! I love Phoenix's I just got one a few months ago, my first tattoo also. I'm going to have to tell my hubby I'm not the only one who got a big phoenix for their first tattoo, he thought I was nuts for going large on my first.
Wow! Your phoenix is beautiful! And on your ribs, too. Talk about going balls out for your first tattoo! I think a phoenix is very appropriate for a first tattoo- the beginning of the transformation process. I just went back today for some black and gray shading. I haven't fully decided on my colors yet, so I'm going to wait a little while.
Everyone on here has such lovely tattoos!