Koi Fish Tattoo
Koi fish tattoos are an intergral part of Japanese tattoing. The koi have swam in and glided over ornamental ponds for thousands of years and are the basis for countless tales and myths. They are often portrayed as harbingers of good luck or characters who persevere despite overwhelming odds being stacked against them. The beauty and charm of the koi has also made it a popular symbol for the family, especially in Japan where tubular flags designed as koi are raised on Children’s Day. A koi’s longevity has come to symbolize perseverance, and its beauty of form and movement has inspired artists and delighted those who watch it respond to music by changing the way it swims. So, it’s no wonder that these fascinating and courageous creatures would make their way into the tattoo world. And the koi fish tattoos have been created for hundreds of years in Japan and many other Asian cultures. As a matter of fact, the koi is so valued a fish in Japanese culture that it’s often prized by collectors. Particularly beautiful specimens have been known to fetch prices in excess of half a million dollars from private collectors at public and private auctions.
Koi Fish Tattoo
The koi fish tattoo is one that has always made me wonder. While this is a well executed drawing of this tattoo I just don’t get why someone would want a carp to be tattooed on them. And that is what a koi fish is, just a carp. But everybody has their own reasons and certainly there are people who want a koi fish tattoo.
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