Always Swim Up Stream

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Koi Fish – Always Swim Up Stream T Shirt:

Continue your journey up the waterfall of life, realize your infinite potential, and achieve your destiny of becoming a dragon, with this orientally inspired Koi fish Tee.

The legend of the Koi, in Chinese and Japanese mythology, states that a single Koi out of a great school of the fish that had already swum up the Yellow River, was able to leap to the top of the waterfall on the river. This had taken the Koi one hundred years of trying. To reward its dedication, the gods turned the successful Koi into a beautiful golden dragon.

Precisely how the Koi is represented is full of symbolic meaning. If a Koi is shown swimming upstream, it can mean that you’ve already overcome any obstacles and are no longer fighting against the current. Or, it can mean that you’re still fighting but won’t give up. The colouring of the Koi is also important. When a Koi is depicted as yellow & orange, it represents gold, which in turn symbolises fortune and wealth.

Koi fish are great favourites with tattoo artists, and have a long history in Chinese & Japanese culture, as well as being very popular with western tattoo artists. The artwork on this Tee is partly inspired by modern tattoo art.

The Chinese & Japanese ‘Kanji’ symbols mean ‘Dragon’ on the left, and Destiny on the right.

As well as being packed full of meaning, this T-Shirt is a real beauty with its combination of eye-catching imagery and rich, vibrant colours.

The design is available on an attractive range of light and dark colored T Shirts.

This t-shirt feels soft and lightweight, It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women. 

• Up to 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Side-seamed 

Fast shipping worldwide

North America and EU 5-7 days estimated delivery.

Size guide

Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 16 ½ 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
Length (cm) 69 71 74 76 79 81 84 86
Width (cm) 42 46 51 56 61 66 71 76