Why Choose A Dolphin?
The dolphin has been the subject of stories in many cultures around the world. Most stories about the dolphin have a few similar points that provide the characteristics of the dolphin. The dolphin is an intelligent ocean dweller that likes to interact with humans, either by showing fishermen where the largest shoals of fish are or by saving the lives of sailors that have been washed overboard. There are even stories of the dolphins being brave enough to protect humans from shark attack until they can be rescued from the water. Many people choose dolphin tattoos because they admire these accounts of what a dolphin is capable of.
In many cases, dolphin tattoos are chosen for the design because the dolphin often symbolizes a love of the ocean. A person's love of the ocean and all that it provides for the world can be considered to be important enough to obtain a special tattoo as a lasting reminder of the beautiful waters and the creatures that are masters of it. Many different types of people, from surfers to sailors to fishermen, believe that dolphin tattoos are the perfect image to symbolize their love of the ocean.
Dolphin tattoos can also symbolize character and reasoning ability. Because of the intelligence of the dolphin, many people see the dolphin as one of the smartest creatures on earth, second only to humans and surpassing apes in many instances. Even though no one is really sure just how intelligent a dolphin is, in the ocean there are very few things that would be able to best the dolphin when it came to strength and cunning.
The colors that are used for dolphin tattoos are generally bright and vibrant, incorporating different shades of blues, grays, and greens to create the image of the dolphins. The size of the design does not generally matter, although some people choose to obtain larger designs so that the image can be detailed and noticeable. The tattoo can be placed on any area of the body. Dolphin tattoos can be fun and interesting designs that symbolizing many different things to many different people.