Koi Fish Tattoos – Meaning + Symbolism

Koi Fish Tattoo meaning – there are lots of meanings, but here are some of them: good luck (the Chagoi Koi Fish), docile and friendly (the Chagoi Koi Fish), fortune, power (like a fox, maybe?), bravery (just like an american flag), masculinity (like a capricorn), prosperity (like an owl), ambition, success, change (like the Kumonryu – like an yin yang), strength (like a bull), courage (like a tiger), love, swimming up or direction. Some pictures:

Koi fish tattoo black and white

Koi fish tattoo black and white

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Koi fish tattoo idea

Koi fish tattoo idea

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Koi Fish Tattoo Symbolism:

  • History: do you know that the carp fishes can be found in Europe and Asia? One of the cool things about carp fishes is that they can adapt and survive in different water conditions and countries (like Japan for example). Usually the koi fishes have different colors, such as: yellow, red, black and much more.
  • Symbolism: the Kohaku fish (a variety of Koi fish) also means love. It also means success. The Kumonryu also means transformation. The Ogon Koi fish also means success. Here are some pictures:
Koi Fish tattoo no color

Koi Fish tattoo no color

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Koi Fish tattoo with color

Koi Fish tattoo with color

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Koi Fish Tattoos on celebrities – Charlize Theron (she has a koi fish tattoo), Justin Bieber (along with a dove and more), Brandon Boyd (his koi fish tattoo is made by his friend – José Pasillas), John Mayer (he is a producer and recording artist), Wiz Khalifa (a koi fish tattoo among others), Anthony Kiedis (a koi fish tatoo on his hand) and many others. Here is another picture:

Tribal Koi fish tattoo

Tribal Koi fish tattoo

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Koi Fish Tattoo Placement ideas – on your arm, on your chest, on your forearm, on your inner biceps, on your lower arm, on your leg. You can even have your koi fish tattoo with lotus flowers.

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