Mai 7, 2021

Gold & black Japanese art koi tattoo

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Japanese art koi tattoo

Japanese style koi tattoos like this one can have a lot of different symbols and colors to create a one of a kind tattoo.

Gold & black Japanese art koi tattoo

Japanese style koi tattoos look great with all different types of color schemes. This carp is done in black and gold with a bit of light pink for detail along the body and fins. The black, white and grey waves start out as clean lines and then wrap around the fish as they crest. The red, yellow, and green leaves add small bursts of color without overshadowing the main image.
Leaf symbols go well with the lucky koi because they mean happiness and endurance. In Japanese culture, each type of tree’s leaf has its own meaning so you could create a tattoo that is meaningful to you by using this photo as a guide. This shape tattoo would work well as a half sleeve or on the torso.