What is it about fish tattoos that make them so popular? Is it the imagined freedom of the dolphin? Is it the power of a shark? Is it the mystery of the koi (also seen as coy or goldfish)? Whatever you choose, your fish is sure to stand out!
Koi or Coy is the Japanese word for carp. The Koi Tattoo generally represent courage, the capacity to achieve high aims and overcoming the hurdles in life. In ancient China, any koi was successful in climbing the falls upto the Dragon Gate, would become a Dragon. So, the koi became a sign of worldly aspiration and advancement. They also symbolize beauty, strength and luck.
Other fish related tattoos:
- clown fish
- gold fish