Hi there, i suggest staying on this image work, if you give other image it will have different size and perspective and it will ruin what i already made..., your tattoo artist will only need to see the design front view, i know that this photo was made from a top view, but i made the design to be front view.
Even if your body in the photoshot don't have the right perspective and angle, your tattoo artist will understand the idea because i made design front view, if you already liked my idea, the tattoo artist will make this idea from my image live on your body on a different scale of course, i am sure it will not make 100% same roots or 100% the same rock, that's why i give only the idea, and tattoo artist can expand my idea on your back with my design merged with hes tattoo style. Thanks
with respect to colour, I'm open to ideas. My front phoenix started as a black and grey, but my artist really wanted to try red flames. I think it worked really well. He did say, that one accent colour tends to work best with black and grey, and I tend to agree with him.
I'm not a fan of "traditional" or "folk" tattoos. I like a more muted, consistent esthetic that ties in at least some of the things I mentioned in my post, and more importantly, ties into the theme I already have, both in terms of style, flow, and balance.