The dolphin is a popular animal in the world of tattoos, with a long history between the coastal and maritime cultures.
These animals live in a community where they protect each other, in harmony with each other. They have their own way to communicate and have a lively and playful feature.
Dolphins have strong family dynamics and developed sense for the game. This makes a tattoo attractive to people who has these characteristics.
Another feature of dolphins is freedom. This is another quality much sought from people that look for a tattoo. Other qualities very present in these mammals are their playfulness, loyalty and intelligence.
The dolphin is an animal traditionally dear to the Mediterranean civilizations, which have always considered a friend of men and children. For the ancient Greeks was a symbol of divinity and wisdom, the Cretans believed that when a man died, his soul was escorted by a group of dolphins in the afterlife.
This animal has long been associated with mermaids and sea creatures, even though it has never been considered a dangerous animal.
The Celts had a long and complicated relationship with the dolphin. They considered it a positive sea creature, and believed that the dolphin could remove the guilt from the crimes or provide forgiveness to those who needs it. This symbol of redemption, in a moral or spiritual, have made the dolphin a symbol of rebirth.
Tattoos in Maori style are also common because dolphin is a present animal in these cultures. Along with other marine mammals they have been considered a very important symbol in Native American cultures.
The sailors from around the world see the dolphin as a symbol of protection and guidance, considered that often playfully escort ships in travel or defended by sharks men lost at sea.