Plus as an added bonus they are an absolute beautiful fish and the colors of them lend themselves to a tattoos. Therefore the tattoos that represent koi fish often show them splashing in the water and water flying everywhere which shows of their strength. Koi fish tattoos of course have a long history and go all the way back to ancient Japanese times and it is a definite Japanese or Asian tattoo theme.
Koi fish tattoos are beautiful and wildly popular right now. For the Japanese koi fish represent strength and power because they are often able to lift their entire body up and jump out of the water.