Japanese Koi Fish Tattoo Design


Koi Fish Tattoo is one of the favorite tattoo designs which are popular for beauty and ‘Good Luck’. Koi Fish belongs to the same family as Carp and is often mistaken for large goldfish. Koi fish are known for their strength, vitality and perseverance. This design represents Zen and symbolizes ‘Good Luck’.

Though the Koi fish mysterious mythology and symbolism apply to all cultures but the Japanese people probably have the longest history with the koi fish. There is an ancient Japanese legend that if a koi swims all the way up the Yellow River to a point called Dragon Gate, and swims up the waterfall at that point, it will turn into a Dragon which shows the measure of perseverance and triumph over adversity that it possess. And with the belief that Koi fish tattoo on their body will lead them toward greater fulfillment and happiness many people prefer to get this tattoo inked on their body.

There are some significant factors that you need to consider including the tattoo color, its location on your body and of course any complimentary inclusions. Koi Fish tattoo are now very popular among men and women. Always remember that Koi Fish tattoo needs a place of honor on your body. Men generally get them on their shoulders or calf and women like to get them as a lower back tattoo. Next factor that should be consider is that if you are an employee then get your tattoo on those parts of your body where it can be camouflage with clothing and if you are free to show off your lucky Japanese Koi fish tattoo design then your back, your forearms, around the side of your neck or around your ankle are the places commonly liked by the people to place their Koi Fish tattoo.

Other two factors are the color and the environment where the Koi fish is going to be put. For your Koi fish tattoo you need to have a clear opinion of the color scheme you want the tattoo drawn in and ideally it is best to choose a color design that compliments your skin tone. You can go for as white, red, black, yellow or gold, or perhaps a mixture of those colors. The different environments where the Koi fish can be put are flowing stream, a calm pool or even rocky rapids. You can also apply your own unique ideas to make it gorgeous so that it can be treasured by you and the onlookers throughout the years.