50 Awesome Fish Tattoo Designs

You may be surprised why people inked fish tattoos on their body. In fact fish has long intimacy with human being. It has a lot of symbolic meanings in many cultures across the history. In Christianity, the fish is a symbol of abundance and faith. Today, most fish tattoos are related to the koi fish tattoos, which originated from East Asia.

The word koi (also known as carp) comes from Japanese, which includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. In Japan, the koi fish symbolizes perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose, which stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals. In China, fish and rice represent fertility and abundance due to their ability to reproduce in speed and volume.

Fish also means good fortune or luck, happiness, knowledge. Of course, people may love fish tattoos for no reasons, just for cool. In this post, I have collected 50 awesome fish tattoo designs inked on different parts of body in variety of colors. Do Pin It if you love any of them.

Koi Fish Tattoo (EXPLORED)

Goldfish tattoo

Koi fish tattoo – first session.


koi fish tattoo

Fish tattoo

Fancy fish

my goldfish I


Koi Carp 2

Koi tattoo

fish tattoo

fish tattoo

fish tattoo

fish tattoo

Small golden fish tattoo (less than 2 inches)

koi fishes tattoo by Mirek vel Stotker


Koi tattoo

koi tattoo

Koi fish tattoo


Christine’s new koi tattoo


Fishes on the right!

fish tattoo

koi fishes tattoo on calf

kyoto carp.Gakkin tattoo

spring of kyoto

Kyoto Koi,carp GAKKIN TATTOO

Look out for Shark

Fish Tattoo

Koi Fish Tattoo



custom koi arm

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  1. I am planning to have a koi tattoo too. I love koi and want it to be placed on my skin too so that i will bring with me the koi Feng Sui luck, koi actually resembles strength , perseverance love and peace

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