Fish Tattoos

Fish Tattoos

Fish tattoos might look simple, but they hold more representations than you could ever imagine. For many years, these designshave been coveted by many tattoo enthusiasts. For the Greeks and Romans, tattoos of fishes denoted transformation and conversion. This symbolism is inspired by the myth of Heros and Aphrodite, where they transmuted into sea creatures in order to escape the wrath of Typhon. East Indians, too, believed that fishes are all about change and revolution, as they believe that their God Vishnu transformed himself into a fish to save his people from a great flood. 

As for Christians, fish tattoos represent faith. The initial letters of the Greek word for fish are also the initial letters of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior, and the fish symbol has been used to symbolize Christianity ever since its early days.As for the pagans, tattoos of fish symbolized fertility and femininity because of the Mother Divine Principal. Ancient Africans believed in this representation as well, as they believed that their creator Mangala created seeds from where two fish were been born in order to jumpstart the creation of the world. The Celts, on the other hand, viewed fish as signs of prophecy, inspiration, wisdom and knowledge. Obviously, the popularity of fish tattoos go several millennia back.





Koi Fish with dark waves

Koi Fish with dark waves

Tribal Bass with Lure

Tribal Bass with Lure

Koi Fish Half or Quarter Sleeve

Koi Fish Half or Quarter Sleeve

Koi and Lotus Sleeve

Koi and Lotus Sleeve

Japanese Water. Koi and Lotus.

Japanese Water. Koi and Lotus.

Koi fish

Koi fish

Swirling Koi Fish

Swirling Koi Fish

Dragon Koi Fish Tattoo

Dragon Koi Fish Tattoo

Koi Fish w/Flowers

Koi Fish w/Flowers

koi & lotus flowers

koi & lotus flowers

Floating whale black silhouette with a pattern on the body.

Floating whale black silhouette with a pattern on the body.

kolorkoi

kolorkoi

Koi

Koi

traditional Japanese 3/4 sleave

traditional Japanese 3/4 sleave

Fish Skeleton School

Fish Skeleton School

blue koi fish

blue koi fish

Nautical themed and Japanese styled half-sleeve

Nautical themed and Japanese styled half-sleeve

Koi Fish #1

Koi Fish #1

Koi Fish with Flowers and Ribbon

Koi Fish with Flowers and Ribbon

Anchor

Anchor

Jellyfish Seahorse Balloon

Jellyfish Seahorse Balloon

Sushi Master

Sushi Master

Dragon Koi

Dragon Koi

black and white koi fish sleeve design

black and white koi fish sleeve design

koi with lotus flowers

koi with lotus flowers

Pisces

Pisces

Gold Koi and Flower

Gold Koi and Flower

Downward Koi Tattoo Design

Downward Koi Tattoo Design

Koi Duo

Koi Duo

Koi

Koi