Interestingly Kemet's ancient Faith correlated the bird as a metaphor of the soul. In Estonia's first nations associated the annual disappearance and reappearance of migrating birds with the spiritual realm as well.
This is probably the most essential for your Chinese tattoo, there are so many sad stories about a getting a duster Chinese symbol tattoos. Description from tattoosekarat.blogspot.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images