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

Koi Fish Half or Quarter Sleeve

Koi Fish Half or Quarter Sleeve

Tribal Bass with Lure

Tribal Bass with Lure

Koi fish

Koi fish

Koi and Lotus Sleeve

Koi and Lotus Sleeve

Japanese Water. Koi and Lotus.

Japanese Water. Koi and Lotus.

Dragon Koi Fish Tattoo

Dragon Koi Fish Tattoo

Swirling Koi Fish

Swirling Koi Fish

Jumping Shark

Jumping Shark

black and white koi fish sleeve design

black and white koi fish sleeve design

koi with lotus flowers

koi with lotus flowers

Nautical themed and Japanese styled half-sleeve

Nautical themed and Japanese styled half-sleeve

Downward Koi Tattoo Design

Downward Koi Tattoo Design

Koi Fish Jumping Toward Sun In Ocean Waves

Koi Fish Jumping Toward Sun In Ocean Waves

Floating whale black silhouette with a pattern on the body.

Floating whale black silhouette with a pattern on the body.

Koi Fish w/Flowers

Koi Fish w/Flowers

kolorkoi

kolorkoi

Pinup Mermaid and Ship Anchor

Pinup Mermaid and Ship Anchor

Dragon Koi

Dragon Koi

Koi

Koi

Gold Koi and Flower

Gold Koi and Flower

Sushi Master

Sushi Master

Koi Fish #1

Koi Fish #1

Seahorse

Seahorse

Koi

Koi

Kimberlee Traub Seated Mermaid

Kimberlee Traub Seated Mermaid

Dragon Koi

Dragon Koi

Anchor

Anchor

Jellyfish Seahorse Balloon

Jellyfish Seahorse Balloon

traditional Japanese 3/4 sleave

traditional Japanese 3/4 sleave