Animal tattoos are quite popular among girls and women who want their body to be decorated. Dolphins are one of the best choices if girls want a tattoo. Besides the fact that dolphins look nice with their rounded bodies they are also considered as the most intelligent of animals. They are also cute, very friendly and seemingly playful animals that made them very popular to the human culture.
In ancient Greek mythology, it is said that Apollo, the god of sun and light, transformed himself into a dolphin then he brought the Cretans to Delphi where they built him a temple afterwards.
Dolphins are a symbol of affection and the love of life - therefore you will mostly find pictures with two dolphins close together. When thinking about getting a dolphin tattoo, it's a very good choice for a tattoo for a girl or young woman but you should decide first what you want to express with your tattoo. Depending on which culture, dolphins have different meanings. For the Celtic people, a dolphin symbolizes rejuvenation while to the Native Americans they symbolize kindness. A pair of dolphins means harmony to the Chinese. For sailors, it means guidance and they considered the dolphin as their patron. But many people see them as a symbol of good luck, and decide to get their good luck charm tattooed on their skin. Dolphin also teaches us that we are living in a world of tune with patterns and rhythm of nature. It also symbolizes breath of life, balance and community for some people. It can also be a symbol of freedom, trust, wisdom, harmony, innocence and purity of one's being.
For girls who wants a dolphin on their skin, if it is supposed to be the sign of affection which is very feminine then go for 2 dolphins. If you want it to be a sign of independence and freedom you are better off with only one dolphin. But no matter if you decide for one or two dolphins, they are a mighty sign of protection, joy and love which by all means is good to have.