Common and overdone, or classic and with great meaning?
They truly translate to such gorgeous tattoos…
But I do agree…they are a bit overdone.
The cool part about Koi tattoos is they stand out individually though.
Hey…if it isn’t tribal…
Vastly overdone to nausea for me. Love the tattoo’s. Beautiful piece of work that brings out strong points of the tattooist and I respect all koi fish work and everyone who has ever posted here have really nice ones but fact of the matter is I can’t tell a difference and automatically X out when I see a koi fish. Seen millions of them.
Personally I like them. I don’t think they are ‘overdone’ at all and have seen some beautiful ones. Definitely a classic for me!
More than a few people have Koi tattoos and even though I liek to stay away from stuff overdone due to a memory of Koi from my childhood they do have a meaning to me so one day I will have some Koi inked. Overdone maybe but then again not many subjects in tattooing are 100% original these days. It’s all up to what the individual wants imo.
To me the typical orange and yellow kois are overdone. Although I still appreciate the excellent work that goes into them and admire them for that reason. On the other hand, kois that incorporate other colors I really like. I saw a black and red one that I just fell in love with. Now I’m debating getting a black and pink koi done in that cutsey black goth style, perhaps circling a sugar skull done in the same style. The only thing holding me back is that cutsey black and pink goth style really isn’t my look. :rolleyes:
It depends on how the koi are done, and if its just a fish, or part of something like a sleve, and depends on the colors/patterns on the fish. they really can either be just cliche, or they can look very original.
Love them. Never get tired of doing them/ finding new ways to do them. My only complaint would be when a customer asks for a replica of something they’ve seen in a magazine. It tends to happen an awful lot with koi.
Why not just find the original person and steal their car too while you’re at it.
great meaning of course, years ago i read an article that was talking about Koi and the meaning in life for some Chinese people,so there are always a private and special meaning for some people to have a Koi tattoo on their body…