In Japanese language, Koi simply means carp, but has a number of inherent complex meanings, and this is why, from the past to now, the koi tattoos have become so famous. The simplest and most common is related to luck, but there are Japanese legends that tell how a Koi carp can grouped to climb the waterfalls of the Yellow River to become a dragon.
In this case it symbolizes the ability of a person to aspire to a better life. The path is fraught with obstacles, which also represents strength and perseverance through the trials and difficulties that life brings. Different colors have different meanings:
- Carp Red: love and energy.
- Black Carp: overcoming a difficulty.
- Carp Blue: male symbol of reproduction.