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koi tattoo by catfromhell koi tattoo by catfromhell
This is my second attempt at drawing a koi tattoo, i love them. I must also say that it's not 100 % original. i fell in love with a koi drawing by Emelie Jensen (Bettie Bonner) and as far as i have tried i've not been able to find a better design. I hope you don't mind. It's the best koi i've ever seen (although it's not mine)...
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:iconrandomhoodedstranger:
Randomhoodedstranger Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Artist
This is really great :) I love koi fish tattoo's and am working on my own technique for 'em as well. Any pointers? I'm full on jealous of this pic lol
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Kimiku-7 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome i will get that as a tatoo~
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PseudoKuenstler Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow would be an awsome tattoo!!
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LovelyDani Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
esta muyy bueno el diseņo el fondo esta muyy buenooo y los colores del Koi que usaste le da un toque muy delicado y llamativo. Muy buen trabajooo :D :D Sigue asi :D
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pirumus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
I live and I am doing in Iran illegally forged. forbidden to do here tattoo. tattoo patterns and figures you need. could you help me?
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Trashly Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
I would get this as a sleeve *v*
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Ciel-Lucy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it. This is a good drawing I can learn stuff from, since I'm planning to become a tattooist, so I should learn to draw pictures in Japanese style and so on. :D Very beautiful.
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spadharcor Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
woa
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:iconpaozinhoow:
Paozinhoow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice nice *-*
love it
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gale-showa Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student
nice work,i like the face.is it kawarimono ?..
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musicman33 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
I would definitely get this tattooed, would u mind at all? I can respect yor decision if u wouldnt want to =)
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lost3383 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Is it cool if I use the your artwork as a tattoo? I would change the color scheme slightly. One of the best koi drawings i have found.
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DankKush Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Good Job! It looks amazing, Nice choice in colors too!

9/10!
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Good-Anime Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student
This is simply beautiful. Great job!
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emilymalice-tattoos Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
i want this as a half sleeve.. i'm bit too young to have a tattoo yet though :)
awesome job
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JonasOlsenWoodcraft Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i admire your skills!
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Red-checkers Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
i have to say this is a really gripping design , i just wanted to check to i really love this design and would love to get this tattoed onto my arm if thats ok with you ?
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knowquarter Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
awesome....great inspiration
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yaakovforstovski Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
beautiful,
watercolour?
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ivan03 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
is there any problem if i use it for a tattoo?
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smotheredelza Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
can I get permission to use this design?!
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Madfairy7 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured in my newest journal!
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TheGreatDemon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
that is truly terrible.
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:iconslyrail:
slyrail Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
pretty :D
but it kind of reminds me of Ed Hardy ([link])
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sotacram Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Excellent!
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:iconodnam:
OdnaM Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
This Koi Art Rocks!!!
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PassionPhyre Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I change the colors a bit and tattoo this as a half sleeve?? That swirl is HELLA awesome!
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Orange-Ninja Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! ^^
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B-Martins Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Damm!!! Great Job man!!!:+fav:
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MichaelMacabre Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy shit.
i want to get this.
on my arm.

wow.
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voi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
thats pro!
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tomlanyon Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
would you mind if i printed this off so i can get it tattooed. its an awesome design and i've been wanting something similar but never found a good picture.
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catfromhell Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
OK I WOULDBE VERY PROUD OF IT, BUT IF YOU DON'T MINS COULS YOU SEND E A pHOTO OF IT?
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ahoaxtolivefor Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
would you mind at all if i got this tattooed???

Alex ^_^
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catfromhell Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
i WOULD BE VERY PROUD OF IT, BUT PLEASE SEND ME A PICTURE THANKS FOR YOUR APPRECIATION
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scottyzen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Student Interface Designer
nice work
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Ghostworld-uk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Beautiful work!
I love this design, it would make a gorgeous half sleeve :D
Vik xxx
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rapxic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
nice keep it up man you could have added sum green in that stuff like grass. but anyway i'm liking it alot
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Niji-Ai Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
What did you color this with? Water colors?
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cycyberlin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
nice job...
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reafu-fu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Student Digital Artist
I like your style and design ideas and the koi is beautiful on it's own or with a background :D!
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BettieBoner Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006
You know a tattooist ince told me that: "Never try to learn the tattoostyle on your own cause you will fail. The best way to get there is to copy other's work, that's how you get the right touch and while doing this you learn how to change things into your own style, you own ORIGINAL style."
So I don't mind at all, most of the times itīs neede to imrpove you skills. And you have put my name in the description, there for I don't find it as stealing. Thanx again for bee such a fan. You rock!!!! :glomp:
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catfromhell Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
Thank you, and sorry for answering too late. I really apreciate your work, and your comments encourage me to work harder. So thanks again :hug:
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Pink-Kitten Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
i just absolutely love this. and i want a tattoo of a Koi because of it. ive kinda designed my own, its in my gallery if you want to look, but just in pencil, ill do a colour version at some point.
but still, i looooooooooove this one, its so good :D
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couldntfinkof1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
Kois rock the casbar :)
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alan47 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
purely wicked!
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BaRkyLaRky18 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
That's awesome!! :D
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Jumpin-Jack-Hash Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
even if it's not completely your design, i still give you partial credit for it's overall classiness. i like how the pink flowers stand out on the crazy vortex thing. and i also have to agree with that girl down there.
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illustrious-star Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
Oh if I ever were to get a tattoo, it would be of this!
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