- Koi's swimming downstream are considered bad luck. The legend is a koi swimming upstream turns into a dragon. It is good luck.
as far as upstream vs. down
upstream means that you are still fighting or struggling
downstream means that your hardships have been overcome and no longer fighting the current
also if there is a dragon incorporated into your tat it signifies that the dragons gate falls have been successfully achieved also meaning that you have achieved your goals or overcome your hardships
traditional ink holds to this criteria, however most who now get this tat just go with what they think looks cool and forget about the meanings of what they get.
i have a koi backpiece and hold true to the traditional and laugh at some people who have chosen colorwise, whiskers, and other elements incorporated into their ink because they sometimes don't realize how screwed up the meaning of it is
the direction of the koi, being toward the head or toward the foot is not as important as the direction of the water it is in... the koi facing up stream, regardless of the directionality toward the head or foot is a sign of determination and endurance.. the continuing battle to overcome adversity... the koi facing down stream does not signify failure and giving up.. it is a sign peace with tranquility.. the same way fish gather in still water to feed.. i hope this helps..
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There aren't any universal meanings for tattoo symbols. Check out tattoo symbolism here: http://tattoo.about.com/cs/beginners/a/symbols_intro.htm But remember, sometimes a rose is just a rose. It doesn't mean or symbolize anything!
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Well, depending on how you got this done, its a pretty cool design, so i would say anything with a tribal background, such as a sword and or a coi fish with a wave background of some sort. -Shocker
The Japanese koi fish is a symbolizes determination and courage. They make a great tattoo
A Coy Fish Swimming down your body symbolizes overcoming a life experience.
Yes. That means you are swimming downstream, not upwards. Think about it. :)
Two fish. One fish swimming going up an another swimming down.
i think you ned to kill it first then hold it down and tattoo the gold fish :)
Koi often jump and break the surface of the water when they are spawning.
Simply that it's going the wrong way. Koi are always supposed to be swimming upstream against the current.
the platyfish is dead!!
If your fish cannot swim upright, is swimming on its side or upside down, it most likely has a swim bladder problem.
Depends on how the person wants the tattoo. It doesn't make a difference if it's up or down.
well it should swin both way b.cuzzz fish cann siwn up or down. The tattoo rlly has to do with jordain sparks b.c of he or it will be in her heart like a tattoo as if a tattoo of a fish would in you arm. if your young wen you get old and rott it will like a fishyy. =] haha provin true.
A betta fish tatto would be a tattoo of a betta fish.