Sunday, 1 January 2012

koi fish tattoo on foot

Koi fish tattoos are as varied and as popular as the animals they represent.  Koi tattoo designs are  often combined with splashing water, cherry blossom and lotus flowers.

Koi fish are a type of carp (koi is Japanese for carp) specially bred to wild, brilliant colors. Originally a ravenous pet species generated sludge in water, the Japanese have inbred them and turned them into gemlike marvels.

The general symbolic meaning of koi and koi tattoos is good luck. Interestingly, the Japanese assign different symbolic meanings to the fish, depending on how it behaves, either in the pond or in the wild. The Chinese, on the other hand, have a very special interpretation of the koi fish in general.


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