Saturday, July 16, 2011

Koi Tattoos

Koi Tattoo Designs are very popular. Their success is partly due to their amazing colors and varying designs. Their success is also due to their amazing background and mythology. Originally from China they are now associated more with Japan.

Koi Tattoo Designs can be small or large and the selection of designs is great. Koi are naturally colored, however threes no reason why you cant have a black koi fish tattoo or a tribal koi fish tattoo to have something a little different.

A type of Japanese tattoos is Koi tattoos design which is also called Koi Fish Tattoos. The meanings of Koi fish tattoo in China and Japan is very lucky. In Chinese word for fish sounds similar the word for “Surplus” or Abundance”.

The Koi fish is widely known as a beautiful and powerful fish in oriental culture, and koi tattoo designs are equally beautiful and full of power.

The formal name for the fish is Nishigi koi which means “living jewels.” They have become widely appreciated by breeders and collectors alike.

The fish come in a variety of colors, including yellow, white, orange and calico.

The fish are widely respected in oriental cultures, especially Japan because of their bravery. They have the strength to climb waterfalls and when caught they will not even quiver when faced with a chef’s knife.

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