Pisces Fish Tattoos

Pisces Fish Tattoos

The various meanings behind the Pisces fish symbol leave plenty of room to create your own interpretation of how the symbol applies to you. Pisces fish make a great choice for body art, and tattoo ideas for Pisces fish are just about limitless. Whether inked in black or with a colorful touch, these fish work well as stand alone body art or can be incorporated into a larger piece.
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Pisces Fish Tattoos

Both the water lily and the violet have been linked with Pisces, and either one or both could be incorporated into your Pisces design. Because Pisces is a mutable sign, one that crosses a seasonal divide, weather symbols would also be a good choice for your Pisces tattoo art. Dancing snowflakes, spring flowers, raindrops, and other symbols of winter and/or spring weather would meld nicely with your horoscope symbols.
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Pisces Fish Tattoos

While the dual fish symbol is clearly recognized as the zodiac symbol for Pisces, not everyone agrees on what the symbol means. Some people argue that the two fish are swimming in opposite directions, while others interpret the symbol to be two fish chasing each other. One benefit of getting tattoos of Pisces fish is that the person getting the tattoo will be able to assign the meaning behind their tattoo. For example, it may represent a time in life when the person felt pulled in opposite directions or a time of confusion.
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Pisces Fish Tattoos

Another Pisces tattoo, one which has many variations, is the tribal Pisces tattoo. These combine fish or the pisces symbol with the typical tribal patterns of modern tribal art or Celtic knot work. The fish can be incorporated into a larger tribal piece, or left on its own.
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Pisces Fish Tattoos

Foot Tattoo Designs: Pisces fish make a nice looking colorful tattoo when placed on top of the foot. For something a little more creative, split the two Pisces fish into two separate tattoos, one on each foot. If you choose the second option, remember to keep the fish facing each other.
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Pisces Fish Tattoos

Pisces tattoos, just like other horoscope tattoos, are in vogue nowadays. One of the fascinating things about tattoos is that they are a way of showing the world a bit about yourself and your personality. For this reason, many people choose to have zodiac tattoos because the symbolism is so obvious.
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Pisces Fish Tattoos

Another common way of representing Pisces is the image of the fish, represented in a kind of yin yang style: two fish are shown as though they were swimming in opposite directions with their backs to each other and joined by a thin cord that connects their mouths. Like other designs, it reflects the Pisces’ dual nature.
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Pisces Fish Tattoos

Fish have always been popular subjects for a tattoo design, partly due to the fact that they are part of the natural habitat of sailors (who were responsible for the initial success of tattoo art, back in the old school days). Because fish themselves are so variable, there are literally thousands of Pisces tattoos available. The fish you choose can be simple outlines, highly stylized, or beautifully detailed.
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The most popular are Japanese koi fish tattoos. The Koi fish is a domesticated version of the carp and plays an important roll in Japanese and Chinese mythology. Koi fish tattoos represent strength and courage, the fish are usually depicted swimming upstream, going against the tide.
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As mentioned earlier, koi fish were originally common carp and have been bred for distinct colors. Different meanings are associated with each color. Some of the major colors of koi fish are: Black White Red Yellow, orange, or gold Bluish gray Cream Black The black koi is associated with successfully overcoming an obstacle. This symbol is great for those who have gone through a tough battle in life and have finally made it to a place of strength. These obstacles can include depression, drug addiction, an abusive relationship, and many other situations. In Japanese culture, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are all symbolized by different-colored koi fish. On Children’s Day (May 5), families fly flags of the fish representing each member of their household so that they appear to “swim upstream” against the wind. The black koi is the symbol of the father. Red The red koi often has the connotation of love. Not just any love—a very intense love. A red or orange koi is a symbol for the mother of the family, and a red or pink koi is a symbol for a daughter. Red koi can also symbolize power and bravery, both common associations with the color red. Blue The blue koi is often very masculine and can be associated with reproduction. Blue and white koi are symbols of the son of a family. As with anything blue, it also represents peace, tranquility, and calmness. Yellow Tattoos often use a combination of yellow and orange to represent a gold-colored koi. These gold-colored fish symbolize fortune and wealth. The Japanese term for them is yamabuki.
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If you are a Christian, an other option for a fish tattoo is a Jesus fish tattoo. Such a Christian fish tattoo would depict your interest in both Christianity and astrology. You could use a design with two fish that are again facing opposite directions, but the fish themselves are what has come to be known as Jesus fish (see image below).
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Koi fish are often paired with the yin-yang symbol. The sides of black and white are said to resemble a female and a male koi swimming together, representing the harmony of two opposite energies coming together as one, creating a perfect balance. In Taoism, yin and yang further symbolize the dueling sides of all things and the perfect balance and harmony of them. The circular movement of the fish represents the belief that all things in life are connected. The zodiac symbol for Pisces similarly depicts two fish swimming in a yin-yang fashion.
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Pisces rules the twelfth house, the house of the subconscious. In keeping with Pisces’ somewhat secretive nature, perhaps you’d like to create a tattoo that represents one of your deepest dreams or hidden desires. This kind of design is completely subjective, and you can decide whether you want to make your art work an obvious representation, or cloak the meaning in symbolism only you can understand.
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Many artistic people such as dancers, musicians, actors and photographers are said to be Pisces. Because this sign is also associated with a thirst for knowledge and spiritual understanding, many Pisces become priests or ministers of various religions.
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Neptune is the ruling planet of this zodiac sign, so you could choose to use it in a number of ways for Pisces tattoos. The planet itself is less distinctive than other planets such as Saturn or Mars, but you could color your Heavenly body any way you wish, ring the outside of the planet with a repetition of its name, and add a small set of fish in the center.
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Often, the sidepieces are made to look like thin, stylized fish, which blends the picture and the character in one tattoo. Again, there are as many different renditions of the glyph as there are artists, so there are many of these Pisces tattoos to choose from.
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Yet there is an aura of mystery about this sign, probably due to its dual nature. You may know a Piscean on the surface, but it’s difficult to gauge those still waters that run below the surface. Pisceans are also quite artistic, so it’s not unusual that we find more than a few tattoo enthusiasts amongst this particular sign’s members. With this in mind, let’s gather ideas we can use to inspire some awesome Pisces tattoos.
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Neck Tattoo: Small to medium Pisces neck tattoos, when done well, can create interest and draw a little extra attention that draws a second glance. Women most often wear a tattoo on the nape of the neck and choose a more delicate rendering.

Koi Fish SymbolismKoi fish are capable of adapting to many different climates and water conditions and can symbolize strength. It is inherent in a koi’s nature to swim upstream. Through the koi fish legend, you can see that they show great determination, dedication, perseverance, and success. Here are some of the things that they can symbolize: Overcoming obstacles and reaching a goal Completing a transformation in life Worldly aspiration and advancement Prosperity, good luck, and a long life Power Independence Masculinity Passionate love Friendship
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If ever there was a zodiac sign that was meant to wear its heart on its sleeve, or in this case “arm”, it’s Pisces. People born under this sign (February 19-March 20) are the dreamers and do-gooders of the Zodiac, and their caring nature is without question.
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Pisces’ glyph symbol is really quite simple, but it still makes a good basis for a tattoo. Imagine a set of parenthesis facing away from each other, but connected through the middle by a single thin line. This tat looks particularly great when worn on the shoulder or ankle, but you can have it inked just about anywhere you choose.

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