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Koi Fish Tattoos

Few images are more common throughout Asian tattooing than that of the koi fish. For the most part the tattoos are thought to symbolize good fortune. According to legend if a koi was able to swim upstream at a certain part of China's Yellow River the fish would magically become a dragon, thus the fish is also used to symbolize a person's ability to achieve greatness through determination. Check out this gallery of some of our favorite koi tattoos.