This is an actual painting that I've owned for years that's done by Chris Garver the tattoo artist from the show Miami Ink. I've been infatuated with Japanese art ever since high school specifically with koi fish and was thinking that this might be my next addition. Thinking about getting a half sleeve using his painting.
I also like the symbolistic meaning behind the koi too. Definitely all the obstacles my wife and I have been through over these 7 years since we've been together, her perseverance through adversity with her struggles have been inspiring to me. The good fortune it represents certainly helps too.