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what is the style of japanese tattoo is this coy fish and where can i find different examples ect. of like tigers n so on! n where would be the best place in melb to go! cheers!

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I think the coy fish is just its own thing, very popular and meaningful. Just try searching "japanese dragon/tigers/etc. tattoos" in google and see what you find.

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might have better luck searching for KOI fish!

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very popular and meaningful

oxymoron much

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the koi is a traditional japanese ornamental fish kept in ponds ect, there specially bred to have different colours and patterns.

 

 

have a look on the net, you'll find alot of pages that will list what each colour variation means.

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koi tattoo chris garver.jpg

chris garverkoi art.jpg

 

i'm getting my outline done just before christmas, the tail will start just before my elbow and the head will finish just before my shoulder on my right arm, not too sure about the colours though.

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sooooo many people have this

 

But i guess it's better than barb wire around ur arm or shitty little stars n crap

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In Melbourne...a dude called Giovani.....waiting list is almost a year

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the meaning in short:

 

in japanese mythical land the koi fish would swim upstream against the current until it reached a waterfall. it was said that if they could swim up the waterfall then it would be turned into a dragon.

 

it basically can mean that hard works pays off. you need to have the water splashing around in the tattoo to symbolize the waterfall.

 

i've been researching this for a while now and plan to get a big one on my ribs but also havent seen one yet that i 100% liked. i want to get 2 koi's to symbolize my brother also.

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if you want top of the line Japanese stuff, speak to Malika Rose at dynamic Tattoo in Melbourne, she is tha bomb. specialises in Japanese tats, and has tattooed in Japan and all around the world.Dynamic Tattoo: 9428 0444 (believe she is moving up to brisbane soon.)l_2e8b33df956748d0a111382810ff06df.jpgl_d6f0f398fa7243d09cf913a16fbe6288.jpgl_b33d6c9cd8f04081b6d90fbf8d64182e.jpg

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I want a tattoo, the only problem is, they are so permanent. Those Koi Fish look awesome though.

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I am almost finished a full sleeve of all different jap stuff i have a Koi fish pretty similar to that 1, but i have a warrior on top of it with a sword going for the kill LOL

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the meaning in short:

 

in japanese mythical land the koi fish would swim upstream against the current until it reached a waterfall. it was said that if they could swim up the waterfall then it would be turned into a dragon.

 

it basically can mean that hard works pays off. you need to have the water splashing around in the tattoo to symbolize the waterfall.

 

i've been researching this for a while now and plan to get a big one on my ribs but also havent seen one yet that i 100% liked. i want to get 2 koi's to symbolize my brother also.

 

This is actually the story my sleeve tells =) Really speaks to me.

 

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It's your choice but I've got a feeling that the Koi fish are going to be the barbed wire tattoo of the 2000's. Remember how mad those were? I respect the dudes who just say "Cultural? Meaningful? Pfft, I just got it becuase it looks mad" because at least they are honest!

 

PM 'M&M' as he knows a lot about tattooing and would know who to contact in Melbourne.

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i think most u guys have miss read my first post! im not actually after "koi" fish ones just wanted to know if there was a name to the style and im after ones of tigers! ta

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think bout it. try to be able to have a story line, meaning. cause i've got ''sane'' on my wrist and i really wonder why i did it :/

 

 

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yeah ive pretty much got a story line worked out for it! im not gonna get a tat with no meaning!

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Koi suck, they are just carp!!!!

 

I must admit though. those tatts do look pretty good

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koi on a white person = fail. some things just dont work.

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I DONT CARE ABOUT KOI FISH! IM NOT GETTING A KOI FISH TATTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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in short, the style is Japanese - i don't think there is different variations of the cultural style (unless you go possibly into the different regions, but here i dont think we would be that specific)

dont go anywhere that you havent seen their work either in photos or in the flesh, if you can walk in off the street and get tattooed then walk out. even go to a few different places and get them to draw what you want and pick the one thats closest to want you want. (ive found not having an exact picture in your head is the best anyway, as giving an artist some freedom means they get excited about it also and you often get the best work)

remember, what you get means something to you and screw everyone else!

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Macca at monkey Magik in Frankston is an awesome artist, recently got some work done from him and a fair few of my mates have as well, his grey work is incredible.

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the meaning in short:

 

in japanese mythical land the koi fish would swim upstream against the current until it reached a waterfall. it was said that if they could swim up the waterfall then it would be turned into a dragon.

 

it basically can mean that hard works pays off. you need to have the water splashing around in the tattoo to symbolize the waterfall.

 

i've been researching this for a while now and plan to get a big one on my ribs but also havent seen one yet that i 100% liked. i want to get 2 koi's to symbolize my brother also.

 

This is actually the story my sleeve tells =) Really speaks to me.

 

6210_119828587943_549112943_2473822_1919009_n.jpg

 

nice bro nice!

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Why do people feel a need to justify a tattoo by making up a meaning for it? Is there really anything wrong with getting a tattoo solely because you think it looks good? It's just a piece of decoration. When you're picking out a shirt to buy do you think about the meaning behind whatever pattern is on it? No you just f**king buy one that looks nice, fits well, and suits you. /rant

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LOL its full yakuza wanna be if u get dragons n stuff.. koi fish is aiight i guess cept nearly every one of the tattoo world has one on their legs or arms so pretty unoriginal unless u want it cause its cool?, but yer if u get it awesome.. my mate got one two years back of koi fish going up his leg ( like the story of them going up the mountain) he regrets it cause every one has it now...still looks sick =)

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thats why i want it on my ribs, not to be a terry tuff kent or to look cool but to have it as a reminder and a gift to myself.

 

i have people who get tattoos because 'it'll look sick man' :lol:

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In Melbourne...a dude called Giovani.....waiting list is almost a year

 

I think it depends on what job you approach him with, a friend went down to melb for a weekend spontaneously and got a tatt done by him. So the story goes but its was a tiny one.. so maybe she got lucky.

 

just for reference i dont think anyone linked his shop up so here..

http://www.eternalinstinct.com/ pure awesomeness

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Why do people feel a need to justify a tattoo by making up a meaning for it? Is there really anything wrong with getting a tattoo solely because you think it looks good? It's just a piece of decoration. When you're picking out a shirt to buy do you think about the meaning behind whatever pattern is on it? No you just f**king buy one that looks nice, fits well, and suits you. /rant

 

Because traditionally Koi fish tattoos had meaning in the Japanese culture, as do dragons, tigers etc. For many cultures, tattoos aren't just "decoration", they are symbols that carry meaning.

 

The western world just saw them and went "what a nice piece of art, think I'll get that on my body".

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