According to Japanese legend, if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.
More generally, the Japanese associate koi (also known as carp) with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals.
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Koi fish is a good luck symbol Patricia McLean Hamilton, ON Canada
A koi fish tattoo can have many meanings. It can symbolize bravery, romance, strength, power, luck, and friendship. A blue koi fish symbolizes calmness, and peace.
A butterfly koi tattoo can symbolize a great many things. A butterfly koi can symbolize faith, trust, hope, and love.
What do the colors on a koi fish symbolize
The most common Asian style fish that people get tattoos of are the Koi fish. Koi fish tattoos symbolize good fortune.
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It symbolizes your heritage, your culuture, and the background that you once or still come from
It can symbolize life in any form. Life, long life, miracle life, etc.
The black koi fish represents males, the sun, and evil. White koi fish represent females, the moon, and good.
Before you can get into the what the color means, you need to understand the meaning of what a koi fish tattoo is. Koi themselves are a symbol of strength and face danger with out fear. It is said that in Japan's Yellow River the koi's swim upstream to a waterfall. Most koi turned around and swim back with the current or gave up, but there were some that stayed to continue swimming upstream and conquer the waterfall. After one hundred years one determined koi jumped to the top of the waterfall. His reward was that the God's turned him into a beautiful dragon. The waterfall is now called the 'Dragon's Gate', and each koi that makes it to the gate becomes a heavenly dragon. Colors of koi fish in tattoos symbolize and play a big role in what each koi fish has accomplished in life. Black koi fish tattoo is a symbol of successfully overcoming a obstacle in ones life. To the Japanese this also symbolizes the men of the family.