The dolphin is an animal popular for tattoos with a long history as a powerful image in the coastal and marine cultures. Dolphins are quite unique in its symbolic value, as long sailor who loved them for their role (real or imagined) to save drowning sailors. Dolphins are very popular in modern culture, as some of the most intelligent and social animals, which all too often the human level close to the intelligence and social cohesion. Dolphins are among the few animals that transmitted the cultural, commercial use with sleeves fishing techniques and even tools, how they interact with their colleagues.
The playful dolphins was from ancient times, sailors as they glide across the bow wave in front of their boats, or playing in waters known of the observed vessels. The playful dolphin has a modern element, like most people interact with dolphins in the context of marine parks and others. Dolphins seem happy beings but also for family dynamics and strong, well-developed sense of the game which makes a tattoo attractive for people who possess these properties.
Perhaps the defining characteristic of dolphins in the cultural consciousness, it is freedom. This is another interesting quality in the search for a tattoo as a symbol of dreams and hope. People identify with certain animals, often very intense, and dolphins are no exception. The symbolic qualities of dolphins tend to their nature, playfulness, loyalty and intelligence, all the attributes evaluated in the house of man.
Dolphins are often included with other tattoo designs. The popularity of tattoos celtic knot and the link between the Celtic folklore and dolphins have a large number of Celtic tribal tattoo with a dolphin. As in the style of the art of Maori tattoos on the body are often used as the dolphin was a common image in the Pacific island cultures. And at the same time the fish were the killer whales, dolphins and other marine mammals is a very important symbol in Native American cultures in the Pacific Northwest and northeast. Because dolphins are closely linked to the sea and sailors, they are part of a long tradition of maritime tattoos, which are among the oldest traditions of the western tattoos.