We’re all familiar with tattoos.
But what about making a koi?
We talked to designer Daniel DePasquale about how to make your own koi tattoo, and how to use the same techniques to create a whole new type of fish tattoo.
First things first: What is a koa fish tattoo?
A koa is a large, brightly coloured fish with a white belly.
It is a great choice for tattoos because it has a lot of colour and you can make it more unique by making the belly longer or shorter.
A koi can be tattooed anywhere in the body, but the design is most effective when the belly is longer, and you are wearing a kai or a kaki.
What does it mean to create koi tattoos?
It’s very simple, it’s just a simple tattoo.
It’s just making a simple shape, with no design elements.
The tattoo is really easy to do, but it’s also a really good way to get started with creating tattoos.
We have two different techniques for creating a koan tattoo, the one that’s easy and simple and the one you’ll want to make the most out of.
So what you’ll need: A blank tattoo paper or piece of paper A paintbrush, a paintbrush brush, or a paint brush sponge The colour of your ink or ink base Colour paper for your tattoo Ink base colour, or you can paint your own colour If you have the time, a little paintbrush is ideal for creating your tattoo.
How to make a koka fish tattoo When you have your tattoo paper ready, use the colour of the ink base you’ve chosen.
If you’ve got a koe, it’ll probably be grey, or brown, or something in between.
For koi, we have to use a different colour.
It depends on how the fish is coloured, but a good example is a black koi.
If it’s a colour that matches your tattoo colour, then it’ll work out nicely.
What you need to do: Paint your tattoo ink onto your tattoo Paper the colour you want the fish to be Colour your tattoo with your ink base colour (or your own colours) You’ll need to use your paintbrush to paint your tattoo, but you can use a paint sponge, a sponge brush, a brush sponge, or some other paintbrush sponge.
Once you’ve painted the ink on your tattoo and made sure the colour is on the ink, you can add some details.
For a koko fish tattoo you’ll just need to add a white background on top of your fish, and some details such as a tail, fins, or legs, or the colouring of the head and tail.
What to do next: Apply your tattoo to your skin Apply your ink to your tattoo When your ink has dried, it should look a little bit like this: A koka tattoo is great for beginners and anyone who wants to get a little more creative with their tattoo, so you should make a lot more than one fish tattoo to get the look you want.
How do you create your koi-inspired tattoos?
First things start with a blank tattoo.
Make sure your ink is completely dry and completely dry.
Paint your fish with your coloured ink and then apply it to your fish using the same paintbrush you used to paint the ink.
You can use either the paintbrush that comes with the ink or a sponge, and the colour depends on the colour that you used.
Next, apply the colour on top to the ink you made, and use the sponge to apply the next layer of ink to the fish.
Make it look like you’re creating a pattern, but don’t paint your entire tattoo to the body.
You need to leave some space between the fish and the ink and the rest of the tattoo should cover the whole tattoo.
After the last layer of your tattoo is done, apply your final colour layer, the last one on top, to the tattoo.
If the colour looks like it’s going to be completely covered by the ink (or completely wet), it’s done.
The best part is, you don’t have to do it again!
You can repeat this process a few times to get really creative.
The next step is to paint a second fish on top.
That way you can have different fish on the tattoo, or just a single fish on each of the tattoos, and then you’ll be ready to make another koi!
How to recreate your kao fish tattoo on your own If you’re interested in creating your own fish tattoo or koi design, here’s how you can do it.
First you need some ink.
Put your ink on a white tattoo paper, like we’ve done.
Apply the ink to a fish.
Draw lines across the fish’s belly, and write the words kao or koe on the fish, using the letter k as a symbol.
If your ink colour is black, add some white dots.
If yours is brown