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Koi-Fish-TattoosMany Tattoos of Koi Tattoo Meaning and it’s History

You will be amazed to know that koi fish is actually carp fish. Koi is the Japanese word for crap, however, these fish are not just like any other fish. There are many Chinese and Japanese myths, legends, fables and stories allied with koi fish. A number of stories deal with the revolution of koi through its efforts and resolve to climb waterfall and being rewarded at the end of the journey by being turned into a dragon. Generally koi tattoo meaning is that of perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Koi fish is able to overcome its obstacles with strength and determination, due to which it stands for courage and ability to attain higher goals in life. Koi fish can also represent wisdom, knowledge, durability and constancy.

The Meaning of Koi Tattoos

A koi fish tattoo with running water symbolize courage and the ability to attain goals and to overcome life’s difficulties. When the fish is depict to be swimming upstream, it can symbolize that the person who has got the tattoo, is still careworn with his problem. On the other hand, if the koi fish tattoo design is depicted swimming downstream, it implies that the person has already overcome his difficulties. Among other koi tattoo meanings, love for the opposite sex or a longing feeling for a specific person is very popular. This love can be described as ‘romantic love’ or ‘passionate love’. In Buddhism, koi represents bravery and courage, as if the fish is caught, it is said to await the cutting knife without a quiver, similar to a Samurai warrior facing the sword. It is the beauty and charm of the koi fish which has made it a popular symbol for family, especially in Japan.

Red Koi Tattoo Meaning
Red koi fish represent love. It also symbolizes strength and masculinity. The color red always symbolizes bravery and energy. Red koi fish is said to be strongest and is known for its ability to swim opposite to the strongest currents of the river. Click to read on koi fish tattoos and their meanings.

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