At the time I got this tattoo, my life seemed to going to hell in every way possible. I felt like I was falling apart and I didn’t even really know who I was anymore. This koi swimming upstream represents the all the hard things I’ve been through in my life and the great changes I’ve had to make in my life to better myself as a man and my life as a whole. It reminds me to be me, no matter what changes or challenges I’ll face. Done by Chris Reed @ Red Letter One in Tampa, Florida.