Most tattoos of goldfish don’t showcase the shiny scales of the fish. This is a pity, because one of the attractions of goldfish is the flashy nature of it scales. The name “goldfish” was “coined” because as the fish swam around in ponds, they looked like shimmering gold coins. The metallic sheen of goldfish scales looks fantastic in tattoos, so if you’re considering a shiny goldfish tattoo, ask your tattoo artist if they can create this effect for you.
Domesticated carp species like koi and goldfish are associated with financial success. The connection between goldfish and gold coins has led to the goldfish becoming a symbol of wealth. A gift of a goldfish can be construed as a wish for the recipient to become financially successful. In tattoo art, a goldfish can carry this monetary symbolism, but it is up to the wearer of the tattoo to decide if this is what the goldfish tattoo means to them.
All of my tattoos are done in the irezumi style by Horihide 2. My sleeves are a dragon and a phoenix, and I have a big tiger on my right thigh. I’ll write about them in another blog.
In Japanese the two characters for goldfish 金魚, respectively mean “gold” and “fish”–exactly the same as English.
Keywords: Mancozeb; antioxidant enzymes; carbamate fungicide; goldfish; lipid peroxides; oxidative stress; protein carbonyls.
Tattoo belongs to the group of carbamate fungicides and contains Mancozeb (ethylene(bis)dithiocarbamate) as its main constituent. The toxicity of Mancozeb to living organisms, particularly fish, is not resolved. This work investigated the effects of 96 h of exposure to 3, 5, or 10 mg L(-1) of Tattoo (corresponding to 0.9, 1.5, or 3 mg L(-1) of Mancozeb) on the levels of oxidative stress markers and the antioxidant enzyme system of brain, liver, and kidney of goldfish, Carassius auratus). In liver, Tattoo exposure resulted in increased activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) by 70%-79%, catalase by 23%-52% and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) by 49%. The content of protein carbonyls (CP) in liver was also enhanced by 92%-125% indicating extensive damage to proteins. Similar increases in CP levels (by 98%-111%) accompanied by reduced glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity (by 13%-15%) was observed in kidney of fish exposed to Tattoo; however, SOD activity increased by 37% in this tissue after treatment with 10 mg L(-1) Tattoo. In brain, a rise in lipid peroxide level (by 29%) took place after exposure to 10 mg L(-1) Tattoo and was accompanied by elevation of high-molecular mass thiols (by 14%). Tattoo exposure also resulted in a concentration-dependent decrease in glutathione reductase activity (by 26%-37%) in brain. The data collectively show that exposure of goldfish to 3-10 mg L(-1) of the carbamate fungicide Tattoo resulted in the development of mild oxidative stress and activation of antioxidant defense systems in goldfish tissues.
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