18 Wonderful Koi Tattoos To Inspire You

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Koi tattoos are now a long-time favorite of ink lovers, fascinated by Japanese traditional tattoo and its gorgeous culture.

Koi are beautiful fishes, with an incredible variety of colors and shiny scales. The meaning of the tattoo indeed dépends of the type of koi fish. Some are about struggling and being victorious, some are about luck, spirituality and deep relationships with Nature and Humanity. Koi tattoos are often teamed with Japanese waves and lotus flowers, evolving in their magical watery world even in skins. You can be coveting traditional Japanese art, or be interested in more contemporary designs. We have gathered various gorgeous and poetic tattoos for all the koi lovers looking for zen inspiration... Enjoy!

Fantastic backpiece by A. Lukovnikov!
Fantastic backpiece by A. Lukovnikov!
Trad is rad... Masterpiece by Diau-An.
Trad is rad... Masterpiece by Diau-An.
The work of Dmitriy Samohin.
The work of Dmitriy Samohin.
Vivid colors by Genko!
Vivid colors by Genko!
Great piece by Henrik Grysbjerg.
Great piece by Henrik Grysbjerg.

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