The 75 Best Koi Fish Tattoo Designs for Men 

Koi tattoos for men originate in Japanese culture. In the Japanese language, the word koi is what Japanese people call a carp fish. Koi is short for the longer word nishigikoi and these fish are an eccentric and beautiful creature. Koi fish are as colorful as can be, and they usually have a variety of shaded patterns along their fishy scales.

They are sometimes mistaken for goldfish because many koi fish have orange, yellow, and peach tints to their overall patterns. While koi fish make for great pets, there is quite a cost associated with them because koi fish require a lot of care and their tanks take a lot of effort to upkeep. The reason why koi fish are such a common tattoo idea is that they are a representation of resilience and perseverance.

Many people get tattoos because they are symbolic, and what better time to get a tattoo than when you are in need of a reminder that you are strong, no matter what happens? Koi fish are especially common among men as tattoo ideas because the Japanese revere koi fish as being masculine. Koi fish are tattooed with a variety of colors, but some of the most common koi fish tattoos for men are red, black, and blue. Red is a sign of masculine strength, black symbolizes being triumphant, and blue represents overcoming obstacles. Here are the 75 best koi fish tattoo designs for men.

All Blue Koi Fish Piece Back of Leg Koi Fish Tattoo Black and Negative Space Koi Fish Arm Tattoo Black and Red Intense Koi Fish Piece

Black and Yellow Koi Fish Sleeve Piece Black Koi Fish Back Pieces with Red Splattered Ink Black Koi Fish Piece for Triumph Black Koi Fish Tattoo with Hints of Blue, Purple, and Yellow Black Koi Fish with Pink Flowers Black Koi Fish with Red Designs Black Koi Tattoo on Your Shoulder Black Outlined Koi Fish Shoulder Piece Black Outlined Tattoo of a Koi Fish Blue and Green Symbolic Koi Fish Piece

Blue Koi and Pink Flower Calf Tattoo Blue Koi Fish in Negative Space Waves Blue Koi Fish that Looks Like a Dragon Blue, Purple, and Red Koi Fish Piece Bright Blue Koi Fish Tattoo for Resilience Bright Orange Koi Fish Piece Brightly Colored Koi Fish Ribcage Piece Chest Tattoo of a Koi Fish Childlike Pink and Orange Koi Fish Piece Colored Koi Fish Against Black Water Tattoo

Dark Koi Fish Shoulder Tattoo Dragon Koi Fish Lotus Piece Dull Colors Koi Fish Tattoos Forearm Koi Fish Tattoo for Men Geometric Watercolor Koi Fish Tattoo Green and Blue Koi Fish Tattoo Half Circle Koi Fish Ankle Tattoo Koi Fish and Flower Shoulder Piece Koi Fish and Lotus Flower Tattoo Koi Fish Back Tattoo for Men

Koi Fish Circle Tattoo Idea Koi Fish Inspired by a Dragon Back Piece Koi Fish Shoulder and Chest Tattoo Koi Fish Shoulder Tattoo Idea Koi Fish Shoulder Tattoo with a Lotus Flower Koi Fish Swimming Tattoo Koi Fish Tattoo Outlined in Blue Ink Koi Fish Tattoo that Looks Like a Goldfish Koi Fish Tattoo that Looks Like a Painting Koi Fish Tattoo the Length of Your Arm

Koi Fish Tattoo Wrapped Around Your Forearm Lifelike Koi Fish Back Tattoo Minimalist Koi Fish and Moon Tattoo Orange and Red Koi Fish Back Tattoo with Lotus Flowers Orange Cartoon Koi Fish Tattoo Orange Koi and Flower Arm Tattoos Orange Koi Fish Chest Piece Orange Koi Fish Detailed Tattoo for Men Orange Shaded Koi Fish Tattoo for Men Outer Thigh Koi Fish Tattoo

Red and Black Spiraling Koi Fish Red and Blue Koi Fish Piece Red and Orange Koi Fish Shoulder Tattoo Red Koi Fish Riding the Waves Red Koi Fish Swimming in Black Waves Tattoo Red Koi Fish Tattoo for Strength Religious Koi Fish Ribcage Tattoo Ribcage Koi Fish Piece Scaly Orange Koi Fish Calf Tattoo Shoulder Blue Koi Fish Tattoo Idea

Subtle Red and Orange Koi Fish on Your Forearm Symbolic Grid Koi Fish Tattoo Idea for Men Tattoo of an Orange Koi Fish Swimming Upstream Tattoo of Two Black Koi Fish Circling Each Other Thin Lines Koi Fish Calf Tattoo Triangle Koi Fish Forearm Tattoo Tribal Inspired Koi Fish Tattoo Upper Shoulder Black Orange Koi Fish Upper Thigh Orange Koi Fish Leg Tattoo Watercolor Koi Fish Forearm Piece Yin and Yang Koi Fish Tattoo