35+ Best Koi Fish Tattoos

And possibly a few goldfish.

Thanks to Chinese culture and Feng Shui, the koi fish has come to represent tranquillity in western culture for its soothing presence in landscape ponds and art. In asian cultures, koi fish represent good luck, strength, and a number of other positive symbols.

The practice of tattooing koi has not only spread to western culture but continues to increase in popularity year after year. In this list we take a look at a variety of different koi fish tattoos done in every style and context imaginable. If you’re looking for that perfect koi fish design, we hope this list will get you started!

This semi-circular koi fish tattoo.

Semi-circular koi fish tattoo by Anastasia Slutskaya

(Photo: Anastasia Slutskaya)

This back shoulder piece.

Back shoulder piece by Olga Koroleva

(Photo: Olga Koroleva)

These two black ink koi.

Koi by Fatih Odabas

(Photo: Fatih Odabas)

These elegant koi.

Elegant koi fish by Mini Lau

(Photo: Mini Lau)

These watercolor koi.

Watercolor koi by Ksu Arrow

(Photo: Ksu Arrow)

These sketchy koi.

Sketchy koi by Frank Carrilho

(Photo: Frank Carrilho)

This wrist piece.

Small koi on wrist by Nando

(Photo: Nando)

This forearm piece.

Koi on forearm by Anastasia Slutskaya

(Photo: Anastasia Slutskaya)

These black and red koi.

Black and red koi by Hakura

(Photo: Hakura)

These red and orange koi.

Red and orange koi by Jay Shin

(Photo: Jay Shin)