I want to get a tattoo,the japanese symbol for ''koi''.It is a symbol
for strenght through adversity.However I must admit the prospect of a
full orange fish sprawled across my forearm is,right now,a little
I wanted to get the simple Japanese character instead,but cannot find
the exact symbol translation.
Every symbol i see is in ''Kanji'',to which I am ashamedly
ignorant.The meaning for the koi symbol,it says,is ''love''.But this
is not the meaning I seek-I want it to refer to the word ''carp''-and
the story of strength through adversary.According to Japanese
tradition,if a carp swims to the top of a waterfall,it will become a
dragon,a message which I feel echoes the human condition-we must
strive to reach the summit.I have googled and googled and googled,and
this forum is my greatest hope.
If anyone knows the symbol that I'm looking for,your help would be