The bass clef is a crucial emblem for this musician, totem for his devotion to his instrument and the delight he finds in playing. The phoenix symbol is his rebirth, having found the power of performance later in life and now thoroughly embracing it. For those who burn with passion for music, this is the tattoo.
The phoenix bass clef, placed on the musician's picking arm represents how each note is born in the ashes of the last. Bass players don't play chords. With his choice of location, the muscles beneath this tattoo are responsible for the birth of these notes. There is fire involved, inspiration and passion.