Sentence Examples


  • As you can see, the beauty of koi fish makes them a natural choice for tattoo inspiration, but the fact that these designs hold symbolic meanings really dovetails with what tattoos are all about.
  • Often times, symbols will be mixed - for example, a Koi fish with a tiger's head will symbolize someone who is generally at peace but who knows his or her strengths and will fearlessly protect themselves and their families at any cost.
  • When the koi in the tattoo is shown swimming upstream, it can be used to mean that the tattooee is still struggling with his problem, whereas a koi swimming downstream implies that the tattooee has already overcome his difficulty.
  • The two yin and yang koi complete each other and create a perfect balance of the negative and positive energies of chi energy, which is the life-force of all things on earth.
  • In fact, one of the oldest Chinese legends tells about a brave koi that fought its way upstream to reach the Longmen's Dragon Gate, a series of caves in the mountainside bordering the Yi River.