Koi Fish Tattoo Designs

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his is a tattoo that is inspired by the koi fish of Japan. Besides the fact that this fish is amazingly beautiful and full of life, it is symbolizing good luck according to Zen beliefs.

Japanese Koi Tattoo Design

This large Japanese Koi will be a beautiful artwork when completed. There are also many smaller Koi tattoo designs available.

There are certain qualities that are attributed to the symbol of the koi fish, and these same attributes are reflecting the best virtues of the samurai warriors of Japan – the virutes are great courage in the face of challenges and the ability to overcome the worst obstacles in day to day life as in time of war.

There is more to the koi fish tattoo – in order to have the best of luck possible, you need to learn where you should the tattoo be placed and what color should it be. The correct placement of the koi tattoo would have you blessed forever.

The Right Color For Your Tattoo

You need to learn about the best color combination for your koi tattoo if you want it to open the doors to good fortune for you. One of the best color schemes is the foolproof age-old ying-yang combination which is symbolized by simple black and white. In case you do not care much for this color combination, it is okay. You still have plenty of choices.

You could choose the electrical blue color that looks splendid on the koi fish in real life. Or you could choose any other color from the palette that this fish enjoys, i.e. yellow, red, black, or golden color. You feel free to combine colors if you think it would come out better.

The Right Positioning And Background

The koi fish is a symbol of honor and hence its position on your body should also be honorable, i.e. for the conservatives on the hand, neck, forearm and the like; for the not so conservatives, around the navel, at the small of your back, side of the neck like a kiss, or around the ankle where most young women love it to be shown as swimming.

Now that you have the color and positioning you need to worry about the background in which the koi tattoo would be put on. For example it could be swimming in flowing water, or a placid blue lake, or even jumping through racy rapids. Choose a background that complements the color and placement of your tattoo for the best show.

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