The Koi tattoo are among the most iconic symbols in traditional Asian tattoos.

Anthony created this beautiful color design for his client.

Also, the tattoo design is a great example of blending an asian motif with a traditional Americana style.

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Koi fish are symbolic tattoos that can carry a great deal of meaning to their wearers.

Koi are a variety of colourful East Asian carp.

Their Japanese name, nishikigoi, means “brocaded carp.”

A fitting name for a fish commonly used decoratively in ponds and water gardens.

In addition, their vibrant colors are a result of millions of years of genetic mutation.

The fossil record dates koi fish back as far as 20 million years, although they first got their name in 500 B.C.

However, these iconic Japanese fish were actually first introduced by China.

To clarify, by the 19th, century koi farmers began breeding them for specific color varieties.

The most common meaning of koi fish tattoos is perseverance.

They are often used to symbolize the struggles one has overcome or is overcoming in their own life.

Subsequently, the hobby of keeping koi eventually spread worldwide.

Koi are sold in many pet aquarium shops, with higher-quality fish available from specialist dealers.