Koi fish tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years, and many people like to get them for their aesthetic beauty as well as their symbolic meaning. The traditional Koi fish tattoos generally symbolize perseverance and courage. According to Chinese mythology, Koi fish are a symbol of fertility, strength, and luck, so the tattoo often has a deeper personal meaning to the individual. The Koi fish can also be seen as symbolic of a journey or transformation, as in the Japanese legend of the carp swimming upstream and turning into a dragon. The color of the Koi fish tattoo can also hold symbolism, for example, a black Koi fish is often seen as a symbol of adversity or misfortune and a gold Koi fish as a symbol of prosperity.