Evil Koi Fish Tattoo

Evil Koi Fish Tattoo

Japanese tattoos of koi fish are another of the most popular tattoo designs in traditional Japanese tattoo art. Koi are a specially bred type of carp, a fish native to China, where the Koi actually originates. Koi are given masculine qualities in traditional Eastern folklore such as strength and bravery. The Koi in China were known to attempt to swim upstream in the Yellow River, but very few could swim past a point known as “Dragon’s Gate”. Koi who did were said to be rewarded by turning into dragons. For this reason, Koi also symbolize determination and a strong desire to succeed and become “something more”.
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Evil Koi Fish Tattoo

Koi or carp is well-known for its large sizes and longevity while living in nature. Koi tattoo is that case when the size matters. Loved for its determination, endurance and perseverance koi is usually chosen by people who want to achieve the greatest life goals. They believe that koi fish tattoo will help them to overcome any obstacle they’ll face on their way. So the bigger area of a body is covered with a tattoo, the luckier they become.
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Evil Koi Fish Tattoo

The most frequent tattoo image of koi fish shows it in white water and waves fighting against the current. Like the one on the shoulder blade, this koi fish tattoo design could be placed on any other part of the body as well. The whole point is in the direction the fish swims. If it goes up crosscurrent, you are not afraid of difficulties and you try to overcome them. If the fish goes adrift, you are probably the easy-going person who can stay calm in tough situations.
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Evil Koi Fish Tattoo

The word “koi” comes from the Japanese language originally and means “carp”. An ancient Japanese legend that is hidden behind koi makes this tattoo idea even more attractive and desired. Due to the legend, there was a school of koi fish which were going upstream against a current. As the current was getting stronger and the waterfalls began to appear some fish gave up swimming and some, the strongest, remained to reach the waterfall top. Those that had made it were transformed into beautiful golden dragons by the grace of gods. That’s why the present-day interpretation of koi fish inks mostly incorporates the strength, the thirst for life, the endless struggle and determinism.
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Evil Koi Fish Tattoo

Japanese stick to their traditions, they honor the past and tattoo culture isn’t an exception. While most of the tattoo masters use modern tattoo machines, some Japanese tattoo artists still use feathers and brushes with needles for their hand-pocked technique. As one of the results, we can see fully colored pieces on both legs. Two koi fish swimming upstream remind you to be persevering and confident through good and bad times.
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Evil Koi Fish Tattoo

New school tattoo style is great for those who want to refresh old traditional designs. This koi fish tattoo idea will be appreciated by graffiti admires because it reminds the street art. Vibrant colors, clear lines and cartoon-like images are the main features of New School style that is presented in the picture. So if you want to go with some unusual and modern koi tattoo design, take New School into account.
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Evil Koi Fish Tattoo

We know that you can’t stay indifferent looking at this tattoo masterpiece. Shown two koi fish, this full sleeve is neat and tight! While hiding behind strong white waves, one koi is going on the flow, the other is fighting the current. The contrast in colors is reached by dark gray and deep red. Sakura has become an inherent symbol of East culture and it perfectly implements koi tattoo design like in the picture.
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Evil Koi Fish Tattoo

Hope that you don’t have to be told over and over again that tattoos should be chosen wisely and deliberately. Otherwise, there’s a great chance to look for a new tattoo idea for the cover-up. Like the one in the picture blue koi tattoo on the shoulder is kind of a nice option to leave behind the reminder of the days when you went wild! Blue color of koi fish indicates the masculinity or/and a father, a son. With its vivid blue color and a semantically rich design, this koi deserves your attention!
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Regardless of where your preferred placement is, be it a Hannya sleeve tattoo, a Hannya back piece, or a Hannya calf tattoo, figuring out the complexity of your tattoo will determine the size you should allocate for your ink. To have a very elaborate Hannya tattoo on a small area might cramp the overall design with too many things. Plan for the components you want and your artist should do the layout for you. The predominant backgrounds for Hannya tattoos are tidal waves and flowers — top favorites being: Chrysanthemums Sakuras/Cherry Blossom Peonies Maple leaves One reptile often seen included in a Hannya tattoo is the snake, for its association with the serpent. Another element is the skull, symbolizing the underworld and the demonic realms.
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It’s quite common to place one tattoo design on two hands or feet so it can be the whole image only when you put them together. This tattoo represents swimming koi with a beautiful pink lotus flower on the one side. The most widespread lotus and koi tattoo meanings are purity, determination, facing the problems with optimism.
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Realism tattoo style can be breathtaking and eye-catching. Like the ink of golden koi on the side in this picture, realistic tattoo images try to convey all the natural details. As a result, we get a perfect tattoo design with deep symbolism as well. Golden or orange koi mean prosperity and fortune!
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While Oni are known for being evil, some Oni are good and are seen as protectors. One instance of this would include a monk who becomes an Oni after death to protect his temple. In English, the word Oni is best translated as ogre or troll (the Japanese word for “demon” is actually “yokai“). Oni, in traditional Japanese folklore, we marauding ogres known for terrorizing villages and tormenting villagers. Their association with demons in Japanese tattoo art has more to do with ogres being grouped into the realm of supernatural creatures (along with yokai) than anything else. Still, the symbolism holds as the imagery of the marauding ogre isn’t far from the idea of the evil spirit which the tattoo aims to convey.
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The absence of vibrant colors makes this koi ink design special. Clear outlines, precise dashes, and exquisite shading are inked so artfully to present an incredible koi with lotus tattoo. Those depicted lotus flowers represent charming purity while grown in muddy areas. Lotus combined with swimming upstream koi mean recalcitrance and endless struggle. Such powerful symbolism for your tattoo idea, isn’t it?
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Golden or yellow color of koi is believed to be the luckiest one for a tattoo design because it means wealth and fortune to the wearer. So if you are ready to bring a little luck into your life, get ready to ink golden koi on your body. Regardless the meaning of koi scales color, such tattoo looks cool and tight on any occasion.
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Even though fully inked body become to associate with Japanese mafia because of their tattoo body suits, many people still get their chest and back fully tattooed with different tattoo patterns. With all these traditional curves and soft lines, big koi fish is inked going upstream with a samurai on its back. While koi symbolizes an endless struggle and determination, the samurai is a symbol of bravery, fearlessness, and endurance.
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Lotus and koi fish is a common combination in Japanese tattoo designs. Colors, size, and placement can vary depending on your personal preferences. The symbolism of these united designs can change starting from purity and optimism of the person with this tattoo and finishing with optimistic facing the challenges and overcoming troubles the way lotus grows in muddy rivers and koi fights with the current.
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Realistic white, red and black koi fish swim peacefully in the pond with lotus flowers. The whole tattoo art piece can be seen on the woman’s back and proves that age can’t be the reason not to have inks. With all the vivid colors and delicate lines, this koi tattoo on the back has got all the chances to be claimed the masterpiece!
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This Japanese koi fish tattoo adorns the half sleeve; the pattern is made in vivid black, red and blue colors. In the East, the carp is the king of all fish, which exist in the depths of the water. So, this tattoo may be worn by the confident person, who is the master of his destiny.
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The tatt you see can’t be claimed ordinary, it is more than just a tatt, it is a masterpiece itself. The inked composition is performed on the both sides of the chest and both arms. Symmetrically placed, this koi tattoo is rich in vivid colors and details. One side of the composition presents already reincarnated dragon-koi, the other shows struggling blue koi fish swimming in white water. We love the symmetrical way this tatt is engraved.

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