This koi is swimming upstream on Amanda's left arm.
Talking to her in Penn Station, Amanda explained that she was "really interested in the Japanese style".
She received the tattoo from Pat James Dean at Tattooville, in Neptune, New Jersey. Done in two sessions, Amanda told me that she selected Pat, in part, because he had his whole back inked in the traditional Japanese fashion. I'm going to take a leap and say it might have been by Horiyoshi III of Yokohama, based on a reference in his bio on the Tattooville site.
Thanks to Amanda for sharing this, one of four tattoos she has, with us here on Tattoosday.
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