Dolphin tattoo designs have been skyrocketing in popularity recently. It has become very fashionable for both men and women to sport dolphin tattoo designs. Mankind has always been fascinated with dolphins and these animals have fired our imagination for the past several centuries.
Even in ancient times, the seamen would get dolphins inked on their skin. The sailors of those times always regarded dolphins as their friends in the vast unknown dangerous oceans. They shared a strong relationship with these amiable fun loving mammals. There are also several fables reciting the tales of how dolphins helped ships lost in the storm or saved lives of drowning sailors shipwrecked in the ocean. The mariners also associated dolphins with good luck and so several of them had dolphin tattoos inked.
Today, dolphin tattoos are popular with women as dolphins signify carefree, fun loving creatures. Dolphins definitely look cute and their face forms a natural smile. Also a good tattoo artist can bring a lot of color and fun out of the dolphin design. Dolphins naturally always seem to be having a party or a ball of a time. When they are seen jumping, flapping and flocking in the ocean they look like they don't have a worry in the world. All this can be drawn by a good artist and women are naturally attracted to such emotions.
Dolphin tattoos are also very popular with men. To men dolphins can represent warm sunny beaches, surfing, beautiful women and other fun things. The tattoo artist can draw the whole scene, complete with waves, sun, sand and other ocean life. Dolphins are also known to be extremely intelligent and smart; they are also extremely fast swimmers and can catch a lot of fish but still never attack any humans. All these qualities make dolphins very attractive to nature lovers.
Dolphin designs make excellent tattoos because the artist has a lot of room to use colors and play with the design and detail. They can be drawn in single color or multiple attractive colors. The design can even be made into a cartoon with fins waving. Several tattoo designs represent dolphins doing things like humans. Two dolphins can be tattooed to represent love and affection, or this design can be combined with other designs such as floral, fishes, mermaid, etc. The artist can use his imagination to create a fantastic scene.
Dolphins can be tattooed on any part of the body. If one is looking to get a small dolphin tattoo, it can be inked on the foot, ankle, shoulder, lower back, etc. or one can get a bigger dolphin on the entire back or chest. Some people even get dolphin images racing through their entire back.
When going for the dolphin tattoo just don't pick a cookie cutter dolphin picture off the internet. You can really use the imagination of some of the best tattoo artists who submit their designs to the top paid tattoo sites and get an excellent tattoo which you will be proud to show off the next time you are out surfing or partying with your friends.