Women, who are looking for philosophical and cultural symbol tattoo ideas, must choose to go for Japanese tattoos. These tattoos are available in different designs and patterns. So, women have a wide variety to choose from. Among the different tattoo patterns available Koi fish tattoos are considered to be one of the most popular Japanese tattoo designs for women.
Inking koi fish tattoo designs have become a trend for women in today’s world. There are even many celebrities who have inked koi fish on their body parts. For instance, you can check out Charlize Theron and her mother. Both have matching tattoo designs of the koi fish. The design represents the struggle her mother experienced while battling breast cancer. However, women generally get them on their waists, hips, arms and thighs. You can find no woman regretting after getting a Japanese koi fish tattoo on their body part.
Koi fish tattoos come in different colors, shapes and sizes. Usually the color of this fish is golden-orange but you may not find them only in this color when you see them on the body parts of women. Different women make use of different color combinations to match with their liking or preference. However, the different colors of the fish represent each of the members in the family. Black koi represents the father, the orange and red stands for the mother, pink and red symbolizes the daughter where as the blue-and-white symbolizes the son. No matter what color they prefer, they generally go for bright colors to ink koi fish designs on their body.
These tattoo designs are quite versatile. Women can either get a typical koi fish tattooed on their body or else can add exotic lotus flowers or splashing water to it. However, one of the most popular color scheme combinations is formed when bright orange is mixed with blue of water in the tattoo design. A koi fish tattoo usually has a typical design, which consists of a blue background depicting water with the fish in the foreground playing in the water. These unique designs are basically used for creating zodiac tattoo designs, especially the Pisces zodiac signs. For giving the designs a more personalized look, tribal dragons and cherry blossom tattoos can also be added to the koi fish design.
The koi fish tattoos in combination with flowing water symbolize many characteristics like courage, strength to overcome difficulties of life and the ability to attain high goals. In fact, most of the women are drawn to this tattoo not only for its bright and vivacious colors but for the meaning hidden within it. Many people think that if the fish swims down the body, it means that the individual is trying to overcome difficulties in life. On the other hand, if the fish swims up the body, it symbolizes that the individual has already overcome many of his/her hardships in life. There are even many people who view this fish as the symbol of how we must persevere in life. In China this particular design symbolizes good fortune and good luck.