Koi Fish Tattoo On Black Skin

Koi Fish Tattoo On Black Skin

The best course of action for masking your old tattoo depends on a few different things, like the colors in your original tattoo, how old/faded it is, the subject of the cover-up tattoo you want, and whether or not any components of your old tattoo are salvageable. For instance, the top-left photo is of a different sort of cover-up tattoo that worked around an existing tattoo and hid it in plain sight rather than trying to blot it out of existence. The woman whose arm is pictured didn’t entirely hate her old tattoo, but she didn’t love it by itself either. Plus it was solid black, which can limit one’s cover-up tattoo options. She talked to her tattoo artist and they agreed the best way to deal with it was to tactfully incorporate it into a new tattoo. They worked together on a design that included all the elements she wanted in her new tattoo–butterflies and flowers and curling branches–and then her artist created a design around the old one with such skill that it’s hard to spot the original tattoo. Any idea what part was the original? Take a close look. It’s in the middle of the thickest branch, but it’s interwoven in a graceful way that mimics the curves of the butterflies’ wings and the swirls in the background, making the original tribal swirl tattoo look like a relatively natural element in this woman’s new nature tattoo.
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Koi Fish Tattoo On Black Skin

The names koi and carp are interchangeable and reveal the history of the beautiful fish. Over a thousand years ago, the Chinese began breeding Prussian carp, a large, freshwater edible fish, for color and other unusual characteristics. By the 1800s, koi – from the Japanese word nishikigoi or “colored carp” – were the rage in Japan. The Asian love affair with carp spawned a school of legends that give its image a rich symbology. The natural grace of the koi and its attached significance are tailor-made for tattoos. Koi ink is both art and statement on your skin.
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Koi Fish Tattoo On Black Skin

During the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD), a mutation in ornamental pond carp produced a yellow-orange variety from the silvery fish. Since yellow was the exclusive imperial color and oranges symbolized wealth, the golden-orange carp were forbidden to anyone outside the royal palaces. The aura of good fortune and privilege is as firmly attached to the fish image today. Koi is also a homophone for the Japanese word for love. So, your koi/carp tattoo evokes the blessing of good fortune and the joy of great love. In the Chinese art of feng shui, koi are credited with bringing luck, wealth and a happy marriage. Auspicious placement for your luck and love koi might be centered over the chest or covering your side over the ribs.
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Koi Fish Tattoo On Black Skin

A lone koi swimming up your calf is an eye-catching and intrepid statement. Add a background to that image and you alter and enrich the meaning. Whether your koi graces your shoulder, back, leg or chest, a fish entwined with a lotus blossom broadcasts both purity and successful struggle. The exquisite lotus grows from its roots in the mud and the koi persists in swimming against the current to reach its goal. Cherry blossoms signify femininity and fertility but fallen cherry blossoms are symbols for a fallen warrior, a samurai bravely facing adversity. Double koi is the yin-yang of the dance of life and means harmony. Two koi may also symbolize your birth sign, Pisces, the ability to go with the flow in life.
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Koi Fish Tattoo On Black Skin

Fish made of ink are potent icons of bravery, unconventional personalities, nobility, worldly success, epic love, tenacity and fearlessness. Even the tiniest black line drawing of a koi on a finger or behind your ear, is a detailed lure to capture attention and inspire curiosity. The koi belongs to an ancient narrative of heroism and sacred myth. Koi ink signals that your story is more than skin-deep.
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Koi Fish Tattoo On Black Skin

Here is a huge multi-colored koi fish with colors like green, yellow, pink, blue and black. You name it and that color is here. Majestic and big, this koi tattoo will make many heads turn.
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Koi Fish Tattoo On Black Skin

Koi fish is a decorative carp and has a very long history in the Japanese culture. The Koi fish is a very strong symbol with extremely deep meaning for those who choose it as part of their body art. They are mostly seen in water ponds, gardens, with blooms of flowers there.
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Koi Fish Tattoo On Black Skin

One of the most compelling Chinese legends about the carp is the tale of fish in the Yellow River. A great school of thousands of carp was swimming upriver, pushing the current before it. The strongest fish persevered against the river’s flow until they reached a mighty waterfall. For a hundred years, the bravest of these fish tried to leap over the falls until at last one succeeded. The gods rewarded the courageous carp by turning it into a magnificent golden dragon, and ever after the falls was known as Dragon’s Gate. A carp transfiguring into a dragon makes a breathtaking full-back, forearm or thigh tattoo that signifies independent spirit, unstoppable determination and courage.

The absolute best thing you can do as you embark on the journey of getting a cover-up tattoo is to stay flexible. Keep an open mind about your preferred artist, cover-up design and any factors that may impact its success. If you’re too fixed on any one aspect, you may end up just as unhappy with your new tattoo as you were with your old one–or worse yet, still be able to see the old tattoo through the new one.
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We all know that tattoo designs are mainly inspired by our likes and passions, which is why bio-mechanical tattoo designs have become growingly popular in recent years. Bio-mechanical tattoos feature many interesting things, far outside the most common robot elements. Showcased in a wide variety of designs and colors, researching these types of tattoos will surely deliver some interesting designs that can help inspire you find your own tattoo design elements.
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For some the design works best when they are able to mingle the Bio-mechanical tattoo with other symbols like demons, vampires, skulls and things of that kind. For them it becomes another form Bio-Mechanical tattoo. These types of tattoo designs can be worked in many ways, depending on imagination, creativity and of course, the artist.
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While choosing a design, make sure that your Koi fish tattoo conveys the meaning that you want to exhibit. Kois are differentiated by the way of scaling, colors, patterns on their bodies and more.

This tattoo is such a lovely adaption of koi fish with pink flowers, falling petals, the greens and the scales. It couldn’t get any more beautiful.
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Cutest koi on the block, this mermaid like cutie is an awesome idea for tattoo right? I love the way the red, blue and the black outlines are enhancing its look. It looks so amazing.
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The koi, or Japanese carp, is a powerful symbol in Asian cultures and a popular choice for elaborate and impressive tattoos. Make a splash with leaping, life-affirming koi ink anywhere from your arm to your ankle.

The bio-mechanical tattoos are shown as if the skin is ripped open and the part below is chock a block with parts of a machine. Keeping in mind this idea, bio-mechanical tattoos are usually located on parts of the body where this looks almost plausible. The popular locations are chest, shoulders back and legs.
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Note: The cover up tattoo images shown here can all be found either on BodyModInk.com, on TheStudio.PainfulPleasures.com, or in our Body Mod Photo Gallery, where members of our online community share photos of a wide variety of mods like original and cover-up tattoos, piercings, scarification, human suspension, and more. If you aren’t yet a member of our online community and would like to join to have full access to our photo gallery and be able to comment on photos, share pictures of your own mods and participate in our forum, please read the Gallery Rules, the Rules of the Forum, and our instructions for using our photo gallery.
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1. I was tattooing a couple of friends one night, and a friend wanted a skull with cross bones. I started with one of the bones, she forced me to stop because she couldn’t hack the pain, so I stopped but now she has an unfinished tattoo that looks a ballsack on her leg.
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3. My cousin was a tattoo artist for a few years, mostly working in a ghetto shop. A woman came in with a photo of her still-born child and wanted the baby’s face tattooed on her arm with some text below it. Since my cousin was a high school dropout, his spelling left a lot to be desired. Her caption read “God’s little angle.”
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10. My father-in-law has a tattoo of an American flag that says “DEATH BEFORE DISHONER” below it. It’s on his shoulder and months passed without anyone saying anything. I saw it one day told my husband, who burst out laughing and pointed it out to him. He went back to the artist, who (I suppose correctly) pointed out that he approved the design before it was done. He tattooed an “O” over the “E” and called it a day. You can clearly see that the O is covering up a misspelling.

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