81 Creative Fish Tattoo Designs For Those Aquatic Lovers

Fish are extraordinary creatures, so if you are looking for a great tattoo idea, then you are sure to want to check out the fish images that we have for you. Fish have been around since the beginning of time, and they are very likely to be one of the first ancestors of the earth. There is no doubt about it though; fish are beautiful and amazing creatures.

People all over the world have always been fascinated with fish and other sea creatures. Usually, because they are so different from us and there are a million different varieties of fish. Well, that might be pushing it, but you know what I mean.

There are many different meanings to fish, depending on who you are. They mean different things to different people. People choose fish tattoos based on their relationship to fish. Maybe you just love fish in general, or maybe you love fishing, whatever the reason you want to represent that love with a fish tattoo. People who live in coastal towns or countries such as Japanese see fish in a very different way. Fish is these areas are about fertility, wealth, success and abundance. Fish is how these people feed themselves for the most part, so they have a lot of respect for them.

Koi fish tattoos are very popular, and many people place them on the shoulder or the arm. There is a reason behind this, and it’s the mythology that people believe the fish swim up a waterfall, so placement is everything. By placing it on the arm, you are essentially showing that the fish can swim up the waterfall. It’s all symbolic. The symbolism behind this is the struggle that one goes through in order to reach a goal of theirs. The Koi fish are truly awesome designs, and they look pretty cool too.

If you are looking for a fish tattoo, then check out this list of images and find one that you love. There are many different kinds of fish tattoos available to you, and they all have their own meaning, you don’t have to have the Koi fish. Below are 81 Creative Fish Tattoo Designs for Those Aquatic Lovers:

1. Koi Fish

A great tattoo of the Koi swimming it’s way up the waterfall. Slam those goals because you got this one.


2. Splashing Around

The Koi tattoos are very popular, and this one has some bright and beautiful colors.


3. Gold Fish

These stunning fish are swimming around, just enjoying life.


4. Different Colors

A great design that has the black and reds contrasting well.


5. Creative Fish

This fish is truly unique, and the design is elegant.


6. Bright Colors

The best part of this tattoo are the colors. They are bright and gorgeous and really make the tattoo pop right off the skin.


7. Bright Blue

This stunning fish practically sparkles off the skin; it’s so beautiful.


8. Warm Colors

Another great tattoo of the Koi fish, this one is in shades of oranges and red, a truly remarkable coloring.


9. Japanese Fish

These stunning Japanese fish are known for their big eyes, and the colors here are remarkable. The great thing about fish tattoos is that you can use bright, amazing colors.


10. Fish Head

A great design that looks great in black and white.


11. Fish Bones

A great tattoo design of fish bones, this one is really badass.


12. Stunning Colors

This incredible design comes with beautiful fish in remarkable blues and purples. There is no color that is more striking than these ones.


13. Bright Orange

These beautiful colors are made perfect by this bright orange.


14. Large Tattoos

If you are looking for a large tattoo, then this is the one for you. It covers most of the back in glorious colors.


15. Bold Designs

A great design that is small and has some great colors.


16. The Serious Fish

A great fish design with great colors.


17. Multiple Fish

These two fish are going to hit the waterfall together and succeed in everything they do.


18. Big Tattoos

Another example of the Koi fish looking great on the shoulder.


19. Red Shading

A great fish design that has some wonderful red shading.


20. Finding Nemo

If you have a love for the clown fish, then you are sure to love this tattoo.


21. Detailed Designs

A stunning array of fish on one side fo the body with some amazing detail.


22. Crisp Designs

I like this design because the lines are crisp and clear. A bold tattoo design that really stands out.


23. Back Tattoos

This fish tattoo covers the entire back, and it is exquisite. If you are looking for a large tattoo, then you are sure to love this design.


24. Standard Designs

Another great example of a Koi tattoo.


25. Blue Fish

The blue on this fish is dark and striking. There is nothing prettier than a deep blue tattoo.


26. Behind the Ear

If you love goldfish, then you are sure to love this design. The little fish is tucked safely behind the ear discreetly.


27. Stunning Colors

The color on this tattoo is remarkable. It’s so soft and magical; it doesn’t even look like a tattoo.

Koi Fish Tattoo Styles and their Meanings

28. Long Tails

This stunning fish has a very long tail which really makes it look elegant.

Koi Fish Tattoo Designs and Ideas

29. Multiple Golds

Black and Orange look amazing together, and this tattoo is a great example of that.


30. Neon Shades

A great fish tattoo that covers most of the back.


31. Mysterious Fish

Mysterious colors and a beautiful fish eye.


32. Sleeve Designs

Another example of the Koi fish design.


33. Orange and Yellow

A huge back tattoo that is all about the Koi design and those colors are amazing.


34. No Color

There is no color here, and it’s not needed to have a great tattoo.


35. Colors Breaching

Blue and red look amazing together in this fish tattoo.


36. Bright Pink

Who doesn’t love pink? We all do, and these bright colors look amazing together.


37. Add a Quote

You can add a quote to any tattoo to personalize it to your own life.


38. Different Designs

These fish look really cool because they are designed differently than most tattoos that you’ve seen. They look very cool, but they are larger than most.


39. Deep Colors

A great fish design with some great colors.


40. Small Designs

If you don’t want a large tattoo, then this may be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s small, cute and brightly colored.


41. Great Colors

Colors are always great for a fish design.


42. Full Back

If you are looking for a full back tattoo, then this is the one for you.


43. Beautiful Details

This dark sleeve design is incredible because of the detail. This is one tattoo that doesn’t need any color.


44. Fishing Tattoos

You don’t need a fish in your tattoo to represent your love of fish. In this case, they love fish for their meals.


45. Fighting Fish

These fish are fighting each other, literally biting each other’s skin.


46. Jellyfish

Who doesn’t love jellyfish? They are magical creatures in the ocean, and they make really beautiful tattoos.


47. The Swordfish

This tattoo is all about the colors, and they are magnificent. There are warm and cool colors here that really go well together.


48. Fish Love

A great fish tattoo that fits perfectly on the arm.


49. Circular Designs

A great fishing tattoo that all fits inside a circle.


50. Scary Fish

This fish bone is swimming alongside the shoulder.


51. Details Everywhere

A great detailed design that anyone who loves fish would love.


52. Simple Fish

A cute little fish for your arm.


53. Red Designs

Red and black are amazing together and wow, what a fish! I love the clear eyeball that the fish has, it’s truly amazing as if it’s real.


54. The Inside of the Fish

I love this fish design because it’s different and that’s because we are seeing the inside and separate pieces of the fish.


55. Riding a Bike

Of course, fish ride bikes, didn’t you know? This is a fun tattoo design that you are sure to love. I love the expression on the fish’s face; he looks surprised that he’s riding the bike as well.


56. Yellow Fish

A great fish tattoo that looks incredible on the shoulder. The bright colors are awesome; you don’t get better than this yellow coloring. It’s incredible.


57. Stunning Goldfish

This is an extraordinary tattoo design because it looks like a painting. The details are there, and the colors are exquisite. A stunning tattoo that you have a hard time not looking at. I could honestly look at this tattoo all day long.


58. Green Fish

A great fish design with some amazing colors. The green and reds are the best part of the whole tattoo.


59. Catch a Fish

When you love catching fish, then this could be the tattoo for you.


60. Swimming Circle

A small fish design that looks great anywhere.


61. Great Tattoos

A spotted fish with some pretty incredible colors. These designs always look great when the fish is splashing around.


62. The Fisherman

A detailed tattoo of a fisherman snagging the fish of his dreams. The colors look great, and it makes for a wonderful tattoo design.


63. The Lure

A small fish lure that has some bright colors. I love the details that make the lure so realistic.


64. Bright and Beautiful

I love this fish design that has a great image and some stunning colors. These designs always look stunning because the colors pop.


65. Great Silhouettes 

A great tattoo that is stunning in creation. I love this tattoo because they are bones and silhouettes as well as the fact that they are swimming around together.


66. Haida Tattoos

Great colors that blend well together creating these amazing shapes that make a great tattoo.


67. Patriotic Fish

If you love your country and fish then why not combine that love with a great tattoo. You are sure to love these bright colors together.


68. Awesome Lures

A great tattoo for those people who just love to fish. Get your favorite lures tattooed in bright and beautiful colors.


69. Tribal Designs

A great circular design that has lots of fish blended together in a circle. It’s an unusual design but one that is really cool to look at.


70. Drawing Designs

This tattoo is detailed, and it looks amazing like a drawing. If you want an incredible design, then you are sure to love this one.


71. Striking Lines

This crazy design is truly remarkable because the fish has a little skeleton on the inside. If you want something different then this is the one for you. I love this design.


72. Standard Fish

A standard fish design but one that is still a pretty great tattoo.


73. Striking Orange

You won’t find a more beautiful tattoo than this one. It’s really hard to believe that it’s even a tattoo. The colors are insanely bold and bright. The oranges are totally worth the whole tattoo. If you are looking for a stunning back tattoo, then this is the one for you.

Koi Tattoos

74. The Outline

This may be just an outline, but it’s a great looking one.


75. So Many Colors

We love Koi tattoos; these fish are so beautiful and colorful.


76. Swimming Upwards

A great tattoo design that you are sure to love because it’s simple and wonderful.


77. Geometric Designs

A great design that is part fish and part geometrics. I love the colors at the end of the fish; they are magnificent.


78. Black Fish

A great fish that is black as night and has some pretty big eyes.


79. Swimming Bones

A great fish bones design and it looks like it’s still moving.


80. Basic Designs

A great fish design that is basic but is exactly what you are looking for.


81. Neon Circles

A great circular design that you are sure to love. The colors are remarkable, and everything goes in a circle.


Once you have your image chosen, then you have to find an artist that has the experience to give you exactly what you want.

We hope that you enjoyed the article and found a tattoo that you love. Let us know what your favorite tattoo design is!

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