Koi FishTattoo

Koi Fish Tattoo

imagesThe History of Koi fish tattoos
The word “koi” comes from the Japanese, simply meaning “carp.”  According to Both Japanese and Chinese legend, If a koi fish succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, koi became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement. Koi have been popular images throughout the history of Asian tattoo designs and now Koi is very prevalent in Western tattoo culture.

The Koi Fish Tattoo meanings
According to legend, the very strong koi will be able to swim upstream and leap the waterfalls, being rewarded at the end of the journey by being turned into a dragon. the koi climb the waterfall bravely, and if they are caught, they face their death on the cutting board bravely, like samurai.
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