10 Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas: Top Koi Fish Tattoos

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10 Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas Top 10 Koi Fish Tattoos

10 Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas: Top Koi Fish Tattoos

The Koi fish has many meanings, symbolizing good fortune, luck, perseverance, prosperity, and much more.  Koi fish have a long history of popularity in Chinese and Japanese cultures, and this popularity has moved west. 

That is why we put together our list of the 10 Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas, that way you can learn more about all the meanings of Koi Fish tattoos, and find the perfect Koi fish tattoo idea for your next tattoo.

So, relax in the garden, sit by the pond, and find balance in our list of the 10 Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas.


#10: Blackwork Dual Koi Fish Tattoo

Two Koi Fish swimming around each other represents the balance of the opposite forces in life. The blackwork design of the Koi Fish tattoo below looks very simple and clean.

Black Work Koi Fish Swimming Like Yin Yang Tattoo  Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Jah

 

#9: Color Dual Koi Fish Tattoo

Another dual Koi Fish tattoo that symbolizes balance. However, the Koi Fish in this tattoo are orange. Orange, a combination of yellow and red, mixes the energy of yellow and passion of red, representing an unyielding love for life. 

Orange Koi Fish Swimming Together  Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sara


#8: Dual Koi Fish Hand Tattoo

Hand tattoos are great because you are always using your hands, and thus always seeing them. Having the dual Koi fish tattooed on your hands reminds you that life is about balance, whether your hands are at work or play.

Koi Fish on Hand Tattoo  Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Steve


#7: Large Single Koi Fish Tattoo

A single Koi Fish tattoo can represent strength, bravery, or love (Koi is a Japanese homophone for a word meaning love and affection). This large single Koi Fish looks amazing as its natural shape flows perfectly with the muscles in the arm.

Large Japanese Style Koi Fish Tattoo  Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Steve


#6: Butterfly Koi Fish Tattoo

As you would expect from a tattoo this beautiful, the Butterfly Koi Fish symbolizes elegance, harmony, and of course, beauty. The number 3 also has significant meaning; birth - life - death, mind - body - soul, and more.

Three Butterfly Koi Fish Swimming Tattoo  Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Tacho

 

#5: Dual Koi Fish with Geometric Shapes Tattoo

This dual Koi Fish tattoo is combined with geometric shapes, and these geometric shapes are steeped in meaning as well. Triangles represent trifectas like mind - body - soul, lines, the paths that we follow in life, circles, the cycles that life follows, and square and rectangular shapes, the boxes we all try to force ourselves into.

Koi Fish with Geometric Shapes on Back Tattoo  Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Tacho

 


#4: Couples Koi Fish Tattoos

Koi Fish tattoos are perfect family, friends, or lovers, who are opposites but balance each other out.  Just how the Koi Fish swim around chase each other, you follow each other around in life keeping one another on track.

Couples Koi Fish Tattoos  Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Tacho

#3: Small Dual Koi Fish Tattoo

Balance is easy to achieve if you keep it simple, just like this Koi Fish tattoo. The day naturally brings night the same as work naturally brings rest. It is simple, yet elegant, just like the Koi Fish tattoo below. 

Small Koi Fish Tattoos  Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Rony


#2: Colorful Koi Fish Tattoo

This single Koi Fish tattoo is bright and beautiful. The single Koi Fish symbolizes strength and bravery, pink represents playfulness and fun, and blue represents freedom and imagination. When these things are combined it creates not only a beautiful tattoo, but a beautiful life.

Colorful Koi fish with Flowers Tattoo  Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Tacho

 

#1: Blackwork Couples Koi Fish Tattoos

This couples Koi Fish tattoo is simple and understated on the surface. But, when you look closely you can see all the intricacies and details, just like life and balance. Once, you achieve it, just like riding a bike, nothing looks simpler. But, below the surface is all of the work that it took to get there.

Koi Fish Yin Yang Tattoo Best Koi Fish Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan


We hope this list helped enlighten your view on Koi Fish tattoos. Were there any Koi Fish tattoos that you loved? Or, were there any Koi Fish tattoos ideas that you thought were missing? Let us know in the comments below.

Do you now have Koi Fish tattoos swimming in your mind? Then, book your Koi Fish tattoo at Mr. Inkwells, where you will have the good fortune of getting a tattoo by one one of our world class artists.

See you soon!

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  • Amelia O'Kelly : November 18, 2022
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    I personally like this tattoo design. thanks for sharing the idea.

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