Koi Fish Tattoos Bangkok
While koi fish are stunningly beautiful in terms of coloration, they are also high-maintenance to keep.
A koi Fish tattoo does not need to be!
What Are Koi Fish Tattoos?
The Japanese know a thing or two about beauty and stunning color.
They refer to any individual koi (carp) fish that is worthy of appreciation as “Nishikigoi”.
The word “Nishiki” translates to brocade, a fine dress and a splendor of colors.
Having a koi fish inked on your body offers a design that relates to all of these meanings and more.
We will explain what a koi fish tattoo can signify, reasons as to why they are such a stand-out design, and exactly why they are the perfect choice for anyone who is looking to cover-up an old or unwanted tattoo.
This could be a design that has been poorly inked in the first place, one that has faded, or a tattoo that relates to something which was right to have at the time but is now something you would rather not see on a daily basis!
What is the Meaning of a Koi Fish Tattoo?
Koi fish are so special for many reasons.
They are forever at ease in the water and flow serenely no matter how deep a tide runs.
They also have a significant meaning in Feng shui.
In this spiritual form of object organization it is said that having the spirit of a koi near you will attract such things as:
- Good luck
- Accruement of worthy spiritual benefits
Koi fish come in the whole spectrum of colors.
This makes them the perfect tattoo for anyone looking for a colorful, stand out design.
Other popular meanings of this highly distinctive tattoo are:
- Overcoming adversity
They can be stand alone designs or inked with other images as you wish.
Here are 5 options that work beautifully with koi fish tattoo designs.
Koi Fish & Lotus Flower Tattoos
Pairing a koi fish with a lotus flower has lots of significant meanings.
This combination is highly regarded in Japanese culture as both are seen to be stunningly beautiful.
A good mixture is to have the koi fish inked in monochrome.
This can be Black & White, or in varying tones of just one color and have the lotus added in blue or pink with yellow tips.
This balance highlights both images in individually impressive ways and often means that the use of just 2 or 3 colors adds to the design appeal.
Dragon & Koi Fish Tattoos
Don’t be put off by the fearsome or intimidating look this design offers.
There is real personal significance behind it.
In Japanese mythology, koi fish have been reincarnated as dragons in the afterlife.
By choosing this design it is felt a person is prepared for transformation.
They are ready to welcome a significant change in their life.
Black Koi Fish Tattoos
Anyone who has suffered and overcome a major struggle in life, for example one relating to addiction, other serious illness or significant pain in their personal life can have a koi fish design tattooed in black ink.
This will indicate that a person has achieved a level of success against the odds and that they are now comfortable in their own skin.
Yin-Yang Koi Fish Tattoos
Those with an interest in Taoist or Buddhist teachings and those seeking peace will find this an ideal design.
The meaning behind the Yin-Yang symbol is harmony and balance in their life.
This design also signifies that the wearer believes everything in our world is connected in some way.
Wave shape & Koi Fish Tattoos
A Japanese style wave inked with the scales of a koi fish highlighted looks incredible.
This design can be a really positive sign of energy and the willingness to go with the flow, but it also relates to a person who is ready to resist when things are not as they want them to be.
Dependent upon how you have this combination designed can mean you are adding a touch of uniqueness to your chosen tattoo.
Size & Placement of Koi Fish Tattoos
Whether you choose one color or a variety of mixed watercolor shades, koi fish designs are equally as good for guys and girls.
Coloration may change – Men often go for blacks, blues and silver, the girls for brighter colors such as orange and shades of yellow, gold being a stand-out, and don’t forget the silver girls!
Flexibility in terms of how small or large you have your koi fish design should also be seen as a major plus.
They will fit on almost any part of the body and are particularly popular as a half or full sleeve, on the leg, side of the torso, chest, or a section of your back.
To emphasize this flexibility here are two complete opposite takes on small or large koi designs:
Those who are after a small, stand-out design can have a koi fish inked on their wrist or lower leg.
Anyone who is really going for it in terms of the ultimate tattoo design can also incorporate koi fish as part of a stunningly colorful, highly impressive, full back tattoo.
Koi fish Tattoo Cover Up
The ever-increasing popularity of tattoos means that sometimes a person has a design inked which is perfect at the time but is no longer appropriate, or they have unfortunately chosen an artist that was either not up to the job or misrepresented what they were looking for.
Using a koi fish design to cover up an unwanted design means you are getting rid of the old and bringing in the new!
The reason that this design is so effective in covering an old design is due to the extremely dense and bright coloration available, and the fact that such a tattoo consists of several layers of colors and shading.
The fully licensed ALL DAY tattoo studio in Sukhumvit, central Bangkok has highly qualified, professional artists on board who have perfected the art of cover-up tattoos.
If you have a tattoo anywhere on your body that you would rather ‘replace’, then you will not find a better studio that ours to have this work completed.
Why choose the ALL DAY tattoo studio?
There are many reasons for anyone in Bangkok to choose the ALL Day tattoo studio. Here’s just a few pointers as to why we should be your “go to” studio.
- Fully licensed: We are ‘The’ #1 fully-licensed tattoo studio in Bangkok. Finding a tattoo studio in the capital that has jumped through the necessary hoops to obtain a full, authorised tattoo license is not an easy task.
- Commitment to care: We have in place a ‘Peace of Mind’ policy that is unique. It is implemented to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all clients and artists.
You will not find better hygiene standards in Bangkok.
We are committed to only ever using the best quality, one-use needles and the highest quality USA imported inks.
Our aftercare advice is extremely comprehensive. We believe that delivering the best tattoo possible to all clients deserves aftercare attention that will help your tattoo heal correctly and keep your chosen design looking as good as new for many years to come.
- Commitment to be fair: The ALL DAY team have a passion for tattooing. We will never pressure you into having a design that you are not 100% happy with.
If you are looking for something small and uncomplicated, that is what you will get.
In search of a large, complex design? It’s yours.
Anything else in between? Not a problem.
Exactly what you want is what you will get and your chosen tattoo will be delivered in unbeatable style.
- We speak your language: Our professional, fully qualified team of artists and managers speak fluent English. This means we can openly and clearly discuss your tattoo needs.
If you know what you want, that is what you will have. If you are in need of inspiration, then the ALL DAY tattoo studio in Sukhumvit, central Bangkok is the perfect place to visit.
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