orange koi tattoo

Red koi tattoo

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Koi is a Japanese word for Carp. In the Japanese culture, Koi fish tattoo designs is a cultural symbol for overcoming adversity. Many stories are told of how they climb waterfalls that have strong currents.

It is said  the Koi was determined to reach the top of the waterfall so it persevered and succeeded. Even today, Koi fish is one of the most popular tattoos, because of its meaning and range of bright colors like this red Koi tattoo.