I have been thinking about changing the design for the next tattoo, more frequently these days as 17 Words for Yeah seems to have a friend in the tattoo biz.  I still like the Scorpio/Scorpion/Eagle/Phoenix thing from my last rambling about the topic, and that will likely still be the thrust (though I reserve the right to completely change course and get an owl I like that Jon J Muth did in a little book called Stonecutter).  However, I have wondered about incorporating the ouroboros motif into the design by rotating the flight path of the creature so that it is going around one of my arms rather than up it.  This would allow it to be positioned in such a way as for the Phoenix to be eating its tail, as does the ouroboros.