Koi Fish and Lion Tattoos

Harmony Cardenas

Koi Fish Tattoos – A sneak peek

So you have made an all important decision of getting a tattoo done on you. Once you have made this decision the next step is to decide on the design of tattoo that you want to get made. The range and variety of tattoo designs are endless and can be limited only by your imagination and creativity.

Koi fish tattoos are one of the most popular and most preferred of tattoo designs.

So, what is a Koi Fish? A koi fish is a large fish and belong to the carp family. The orange and red koi fish are often mistaken for a large gold fish. Koi fishes are usually found in red, orange, black, blue and white colours. Koi fishes can reach up to three feet long provided they get the food, environment and room to get so big.

The Japanese portray great respect and love for the koi fish. Koi fishes have been bred and treasured by the Japanese for over a thousand years now because of their beauty.

Tattoos look beautiful as it is. But their beauty increases manifold if you have a meaning or a story to tell others about your tattoo. Koi fishes make beautiful tattoo design and the following are some of the few meanings and symbols of the koi:

– Advancement, improvement and ambition
– Courage to overcome all of life’s challenges
– To symbolize the determination and endurance in the crucial stages of life
– Good luck in all that you do
– Independence and freedom from slavery
– Strength to endure and overcome the test of time
– Strong character and unique identity

As mentioned above, koi fishes come in a range of vibrant colours and are ornamental too. A skilled tattoo artist can capture the vibrancy of the koi fishes on to your skin and turn it to a great piece of art. But at the same time please remember that getting such a work done will cost you a bomb too.

The coloured inks used by the tattoo artists are expensive and are allowed to be used on one person only. This is primarily for health and sanitary reasons. The tattoo ink is transferred on to a person’s body with the help of needles. These needles draw your blood which then mixes with the coloured ink. This is why it is of utmost importance to use disposable syringes for this purpose.

Almost all tattoo artists take enough care and ensure that the least amount of ink is wasted. However, this wastage increases when getting tattoo designs like that of the koi fish done. Though tattoo designs that depict the koi fishes are really expensive, they are worth every buck as they can be a stunning work of art if done properly by a very talented and skilled tattoo artist.

The Lion Tattoos

A lion’s roar is absolutely amazing to hear and at the same time very loud and frightening. A lion has been regarded as a symbol of strength, courage and power since ages. Lions have been representing these attributes across centuries, cultures and continents throughout all these years.

Lion is considered to be the King of the Jungle and by some as the King of the beasts. This is exactly the reason why for thousands of years, the royalty worldwide have regarded the lion as their symbol too.

People who prefer to have lion tattoos want to have a very realistic looking lion. An impressive and talented tattoo artist can create some of the most realistic looking lion arts as possible. There are different types of lion faces which you can tattoo. These include a calm lion, a lion in a thunderous roar bearing all its teeth, etc.

Lion tattoos can be of any size you want. You can have just the lion head tattooed or choose to have the whole lion imprinted on to your skin. You can have the lion tattoo that is as small as a few inches or have either your entire back or front imprinted with a full tattoo of the lion.

You can also choose to have a simple lion tattoo made of a single colour ink. However, the maximum impact of a lion tattoo is brought out only by the use of different colours. The different colours are used to colour the lion’s eyes, mane, nose, mouth, teeth, skin, etc.

Picture a lion in its natural habitat like that of an African safari or a dense forest. Once pictured, replicate this in the form of a tattoo from a talented tattoo artist. This will make the lion stand out.

The cost of lion tattoos would be similar to the cost of any other tattoo, depending upon the size, the location of the body part where you want the tattoo and the number of colors used in the tattoo. You may prefer to have a large fierce looking lion in its natural habitat, but be ready to pay a huge sum for it.

Lions are beautiful but dangerous animals. They are considered to be an epitome of strength and power. In order to get the full impact and portray strength and power with a lion tattoo, utilize the services of a skilled and talented tattoo artist who can do intricate work. If you manage to do this, then you will have your own symbol of pride, strength and power to display on your skin.

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