Koi fish symbolize good fortune, success, prosperity, longevity, courage, ambition, and perseverance.
The story of Koi overcoming adversity has been in Japanese culture for generations. The story says that Koi climb a waterfall in spite of the heavy current attempting to keep them in their pool. Koi battled perseverance to climb the falls because it wanted this outcome so badly.
An alternate version of the Koi story from Chinese culture says that the Koi swam the length of the Yellow River in spite of the current to reach the Dragon Gate. When they finished this feat they turned into a dragon. This adds a more advanced note to an already inspiring tale.
A Koi tattoo is often chosen by those that want to showcase their personal strength or perseverance through difficult situations. Those that have high expectations for their life also tend to get Koi tattoos.
Jumbie created this piece for a favorite sushi restaurant in his home town. One way to catch a Jumbie is to lay out fresh poke and sit back.
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