Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My new tattoo

These are by no means good pictures. But what the heck!!!

Learn from Internet that

KOI TATTOO - Carp (koi is Japanese for carp) can be found in colors that include white, yellow, gold, a deep orange, and some are even calico-colored.

Koi are more than just colorful fish. They are also one of the most popular and beautiful of Japanese tattoo symbols – a beauty which belies its symbolic meaning.

Although Chinese in origin, the carp is now widely celebrated in Japan, particularly for its manly qualities. It is said to climb waterfalls bravely, and, if caught, it lies upon the cutting board awaiting the knife without a quiver, not unlike a samurai (warrior) facing a sword.

This theme dates back to ancient China, where a legend tells of how any koi that succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate (on the Yellow River) would be transformed into a dragon.

Based on that legend, kois became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement. Eventually, the stoic fish came to be associated with so many masculine and positive qualities that it was appropriated for the annual Boys' Day Festival in Japan where even today colorful, streaming koi flags are traditionally displayed for each son in the family.

In tattoo imagery, especially in combination with flowing water, it symbolizes much the same: courage, the ability to attain high goals, and overcoming life's difficulties.


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grim reaper tattoos said...

Great tattoo on your body is one of the best confidence booster. walking out and just sporting those cool tats gets you in the groove. It does for me. ^_^

Adrian M. Tattoo Designs said...

I love those Koi tattoos you have there. Beautiful designs and very detailed.

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I love tattoos, so I think I totally understand what it feels to get one new and the desire to show it to everyone. Congratulations dude. Great work.

Mark the tattoo designs for men guy said...

yeah, gotta love the Koi tattoo for an ironman race;-)


Japanese Yas said...

These are beautiful tattoos and Koi fish tattoo is powerful meaning in Japan.
there is chinese Koi fish also exsit and they have a different meaning each other!!!

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