Koi is a very popular fish and specially the most celebrated fish of Japan and China. If you know something about the Chinese culture you will obviously know about this amazing fish. It is regarded as one of the most popular tattoo designs of Japanese and Chinese culture but around the world, it is not a mainstream tattoo. Still koi tattoo has a massive popularity all over the world. Koi tattoo are normally made very colorful and that’s the reason it is very eye catching. There is a great history behind the popularity of koi fish and we are going to discuss all of these here in this article.
There is a controversy that Koi fish has actually originated from china and now has become a symbol of Japanese culture. But if you see the mythology and various legends of both the cultures, you will find traces of Koi fish. Actually koi fish is very popular across the whole Asia. But you will find that koi fish is also a popular dish among the Japanese people but also they respect it as their symbol. Actually koi is a fish of the wild but it started changing when farmers started breeding koi fish with other various colorful fishes. At first koi fish was an ugly fish with gray color all over the body but now the orange koi is mostly popular. The orange koi is also very rare and hard to find. But orange koi is mostly seen in the tattoos. Actually Koi fish comes in different colors such as gray, white, gold, orange and yellow. The price of the koi fish depends on the color and it can be highly costly.
You have read earlier that Koi fish is a part of symbolic legends. Actually they have a power to swim upstream like the American Salmon through the rough water and terrible conditions. Almost nothing can stop a koi fish to climb upwards. Some legends say that if a Koi fish can climb a waterfall it will get transformed into a dragon. Due to the variation in color of the koi fish, koi tattoos also can be decorated with various types of colors to make it attractive and eye catching. A koi tattoo is mostly portrayed in a water background and some koi fish are seen to climb a waterfall upwards while some climbing upstream.
Like other tattoos, koi tattoos can also be decorated with some other objects like lotus and other various common flowers of Asia. Some tattoos contain a lot of creative done by the tattoo artists to make it more beautiful and unique. But the best idea is to make the design on your own if you have creativity in you. Koi tattoos come in various shapes and sizes and can be done almost in any part of the body. Koi tattoos are very symbolic and have a lot of positive meaning which you will know now. Here we are giving all the basic symbolic meanings that are associated with koi tattoo.
As the koi tattoos always represents a positive attribute so the most known meaning that is associated with the koi tattoo is bravery and courage. It has been found that some people go with koi tattoos because of it colorful and attractive nature. Still every tattoo designs don’t match with every person and their attitude and that is the reason behind researching and study about the tattoo design. Making permanent tattoos without research is a very bad idea and so we always recommend not doing so. Here we have come with a beautiful collection of colorful koi tattoo designs for you all.