Tattoos are amazing fashion accessories that blend meaning and style on a common platform. You can wear them as style statements on your body parts exhibiting an image that has deep symbolic meaning. The koi fish tattoos are such images that have a profound cultural meaning for the Japanese. The word koi has a connection with the Japanese word for love and affection and therefore, the koi fishes stand for the twin beautiful sentiments. Apart from this, the fish is a symbol of adaptability and strength as it can swim in harsh waters and at times, also against the flow of water.
According to a legend, there is a point called dragon gate in the yellow river and if a koi succeeds in climbing the falls here, it becomes a dragon. In China, the fish is believed to bring good luck and stands for the dual concept of yin and yang, man and woman and other basic dualities of nature. If you are a person who loves meaningful tattoo designs, then the koi fish tattoo is the right choice for you. Below, we have listed images of 25 koi fish tattoos showing them in different colors and looks. Check them out and see the amazing variety.
Lower Back Tattoo
This pair of koi fish tattoos encircling a lotus is the symbol of lovers with one soul.
Black And White Tattoo
An elegant koi fish image, swimming on the upper back, makes the slender part look more attractive.
Beauty Of Love
A colorful koi fish carved with cherry blossom flowers symbolizes love and beauty.
Deep Dark Love
This pair of black koi fishes stands for the profound love only lovers have for each other.
Leg Koi Tattoo
Carved above the ankle, this koi tattoo with its catchy orange color and blue water around, looks pretty.
Double Red Splash
The red koi fish with red cherry blossom flowers makes for a catchy and vibrant arm piece.
Full Sleeve Koi
The twin orange koi fishes following each other in blue waters stand for the attachment between lovers.
My Cool Koi Tattoo
A yellow koi fish with a skeletal replica makes for a unique tattoo design.
Purple koi fish and red cherry blossom flowers are symbols of love and affection.
Large, light red and black koi fish lying on the arm in a curvilinear fashion makes for a luscious portrait.
This black and grey koi fish has an innocent look in her eyes that makes you feel a sort of affection for it.
Cute koi fish making a splash in the water, carved with lotus flowers, on the forearm.
Foot Koi Fish Tattoo
The koi fish with dashes of red, resting on the foot, has a sober neat look.
My Arm Tattoo
Encircling the arm in a beautiful fashion, this koi fish is looking very catchy.
Zodiac Pisces Tattoo
Pretty, small koi fishes on the back of the wearer who has Pisces as her zodiac symbol.
Blossoms and koi, both have significant symbolism in the Japanese culture and they convey love and life.
Intensity Of Love
The koi with samurai swords stands for the sharp passion of love seen between lovers.
Two Or Three
This back piece tattoo is amusing as it gives the illusion of three when actually it is just two.
Side Koi Fish Tattoo
Green and blue koi fish, placed on the side of the leg with flowers looks very charming.
Blue koi fish with purple spots and pink cherry blossom flowers makes for a lovely design.
Light Koi Fish Tattoo
This koi tattoo, etched on the arm, has a blurred and faded look that is different.
Koi On Upper Back
Attractive koi tattoo in orange shade with blue waters is a very popular tattoo design.
Blue Koi Tattoo
Light blue, large koi fish with grey and black waters, carved on the arm, looks sober.
Meaningful Koi Tattoo
This lower back tattoo symbolizes the couple, their children and the name of the wearer.
Angry Koi Fish
Long and winding koi fish in light blue shade has a frightening look in its eyes.