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The meaning of a goldfish tattoo
In Japan and also in China, the goldfish is visualized as a symbol of wealth and good luck. Within Feng-Shui, the goldfish has long been viewed as a symbol of surplus and abundance.
Within Chinese art, the goldfish serves as a positive symbol, dating all the way back to the Tang Dynasty. Chinese traders brought goldfish to Japan in the 1500s, selling them as pets for the samurai and nobility. Goldfish breeding competitions are popular throughout Japan, as goldfish clubs work to produce unique genetic strains. They remain a central element in popular culture and art in modern Japan. This is a great tattoo to get.