Koi Tattoo And Meanings-Koi Tattoo Designs And Ideas

KOI TATTOOS


One popular tattoo design that you may find interest in is the koi tattoo. Although koi tattoos are not a mainstream tattoo symbol, there is still a popularity for the tattoo. Koi fish tattoos are worn by both men and women. Just like all animal tattoos, the koi fish tattoo represents traits and attributes of the koi fish. Koi tattoos are usually quite colorful and they can be designed in various colors. Koi tattoo designs commonly portray water within the tattoo. Since koi fish tattoos are done in various sizes, they can nearly be tattooed anywhere on the body. However, due to the detail involved in the tattoo, they are usually designed as a larger sized tattoo. Koi fish tattoos are also popular as full sleeve tattoo designs.

In this article, we will discuss koi tattoos and koi tattoo designs. We will also review koi tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view several different koi fish tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo.





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KOI FISH HISTORY AND TATTOO DESIGNS


The koi fish is one of the most celebrated fish in the Japanese and Chinese culture. The koi fish has origins from ancient China, but it is now mainly a Japanese symbol. The koi has been portrayed in myths and legends in both cultures. As a tattoo and a symbol, the koi fish has deep symbolic meanings to many Asian cultures. The koi fish is a popular dish among the Japanese, but it is also symbolic to them. The koi fish is a Japanese carp.










Koi fish live in the wild and they also are scientifically bred. The koi was first a dull looking fish with a grayish color. Farmer began to breed the koi fish and were able to create one with a beautiful orange color. The orange koi is one of the most popular colors and it is considered to be rare. Since the koi was a market fish, they wanted to change the color so the koi was more desirable on the market.










Koi fish come in a variety of different colors and designs. Koi fish are white, gray, gold, orange, and yellow. Koi fish can also have a combination of these colors as well. Prize koi fish are actually highly sought for and they can bring in big money. In fact, a beautiful prized koi fish can bring in nearly a half million dollars! They are highly sought for from collectors and farmers who breed the fish.










As you read earlier, koi fish has been portrayed in symbolic legends. Koi fish have the ability to swim up stream like American salmon. The koi fish can swim upstream through the rough water and horrible conditions. Koi fish stop at nothing to swim upstream. Legend states that any koi that is able to climb a waterfall will be transformed into a dragon.










When it comes to the koi tattoo, nothing is out of the question. In the tattoo world, these koi tattoos are considered to be some of the most colorful tattoo designs around. The koi tattoo is usually portrayed in the water. Some koi tattoo designs have the koi swimming upstream and others may have the koi swimming up a waterfall. Since the orange koi is so popular in Japan, it is also the most common color seen in koi fish tattoos.














Koi fish tattoos can also be portrayed with the famous lotus flower or other common flowers found in Asia. Koi fish can be designed realistic looking or they can have a cartoon look. In tattoos, the koi fish can come in nearly any color, from blue to purple. There has been a lot of tattoo artist put their own creative spin on koi tattoos, giving the tattoo a more exotic and beautiful look.














Koi tattoos can also come in a variety of different sizes. Some designs are very small, small enough to fit on your ankles or behind your ear. Other koi tattoo designs are very large. These designs can be big enough to cover your entire back. Before you choose your koi design, you may want to think about the size of tattoo you would want.

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KOI FISH TATTOO MEANINGS


The koi fish tattoo is very symbolic and had positve meanings. The koi fish is well known in Asian cultures and Eastern cultures. Although it is symbolic to the Eastern world, Western cultural influence is starting to pick up on the famous fish. Here are the meanings of the koi fish tattoo.








  • Power
  • High Achievements
  • Masculinity
  • Good Omen
  • Courage
  • Strength
  • Bravery
  • Power
  • Magical
  • Good Luck
  • Endurance
  • Perseverance











The koi fish has always represented masculine qualities and positive attributes. The most well known meaning of the koi fish has to be bravery and courage. The koi is a type of fish that isn't afraid of being caught. It rarely swims away from human contact. Since the koi fish is a popular food in Asian cultures, it often finds itself on the chopping block. But unlike other fish that try to slip away when they are on the chopping block, the koi fish does not move. It sits there and awaits its fate without budging. This is where we get the meaning of bravery and courage.











The koi fish is also known to be a symbol of "power" and "strength". The koi is a very powerful fish to be able to swim upstream on the Yellow River. The swift currents and steep climbs do not stop the koi fish. The koi fish tattoo may be worn by a boxer, cage fighter, or a weight lifter to symbol power and strength.










The koi fish tattoo can also symbolize making it through hard times in life. Some people have been through hell and back, and yet, they are still standing strong and accomplishing things in their life. More less, at one time or another, the koi fish can be symbolic to all of us. The koi tattoo can also represent victory and accomplishments. You may choose to get a koi tattoo to symbolize everything you have accomplished in life.









If you believe the koi fish is symbolic to you, then you may want to research some designs online or go to a local tattoo artist to see if they have any koi fish tattoo designs. Be patient and don't rush your tattoo. You want to find a tattoo design that is unique to yourself if you are searching for a tattoo with meaning. Whether you are looking for a tattoo with meaning or choosing a tattoo design for body art purposes, you still want to do your research. Take your time and look everything over. There are thousands of different designs, styles, and meanings to choose from. Thank you for reading

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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Your Hubs are always so informative and entertaining. I love the tattoo where it covers the woman's entire back. You make me want a thousand tattoos!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. Didn't even know there was such a thing as a koi fish. Love those colors.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow, The one that covers the back and arms is beautiful, ( On the woman ) Interesting tattoos..


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Thelyricwriter this was fascinating... and truth be told I didn't know what a Koi fish was.. I thought you were using street talk you know damn dat fish koi..:)


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hyp, thank you so much for your kind comment. I really appreciate all the feedback and I am glad you like them. Best wishes.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Gypsy, good to see you again. As always, I appreciate your time, comment, and vote. Take care.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

AE, thanks again for the visit and your comment as well. es, that is a beautiful design. One of my favorites also.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Frank, it is always a pleasure to hear from you. This design, I had to research. It wasn't what I thought it. I thought it was ancient symbol tattoos or something?

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    Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings and history.



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