Gallery: Koi Carp Tattoo

If there is one subject that instantly identifies a style, that would be koi carp in Japanese tattoo.

Despite some subsequent revisions and reinterpretations, the colour of the traditional koi carp is red/orange and it is often portrayed with long whiskers and clearly defined scales, its sinuous form ideal for the perfect back piece or as a main subject to to filled out with other elements. such as water, maple leaves, chrysanthemum or cherry blossom.

A symbol of tenacity and strength, the koi carp swims upstream, and is also an emblem of transformation into a more powerful being. Because when the koi carp returns to the source it turns into a dragon and in tattoo, the head of the dragon is often shown on its body.

Do you like this fascinating subject? See our choice for you and find your favourite koi carp tattoo!

Yushi, Guru Tattoo, San Diego, USA -035 Slava Starkov, Starkov Tattoo, Saint Petersburg, Russia Shige, Yellow Blaze Tattoo, Yokohama City, Japan Sergey Buslay, Fox Box Tattoo , Moscow, Russia Renan Batista, Sticks & Stones Tattoo, Berlin, Germany Mosh, Family Art Tattoo, Barcelona, Spain Luca Ortis, Private Studio, London, UK Choshu Horikazu, Horikazu Tattoo Studio, Yamaguchi, Japan Ching, Ching Tattoo, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

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