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45 Incredible Dolphin Tattoo – Designs & Meaning

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphins are amazing animals that have a good connection with human beings. In many cases, dolphins are used to save people’s lives and they also entertain people in different ways. There are a number of dolphin tattoos that are applied with a specific meaning.

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Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

History 

The tattoos of dolphins originate from many years ago. The original tattoos were drawn more than a thousand years ago and it is believed that they originated from the ancient Sumeria. Here, the dolphins were linked to the Ea-Oannes, the god of the sea.

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Also, the dolphin symbol was linked to Isis, a goddess of the Egyptians. The Celtics also believed that the dolphin has some healing powers of the water. Currently, you can find see images and tattoos of people riding on dolphins. These are most common in the Celtics artifacts.

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos


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Meaning 

The meaning of the dolphin image is vast and every culture will have their own meaning. As of now, many people are applying the tattoos without considering a culture. These tattoos are most common with the women since they are naturally feminine in appearance.

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

This animal is known for its intelligence and friendliness. The dolphin is also an agile creature and all these might be a reason for applying the tattoo. 

Some will apply them due to their natural beauty. There are also some tattoos that will be applied to show that the person is noble, with regard to the character of the dolphin. It might also mean that the wearer is strictly campaigning for peace.

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

There are some sailors that will apply the tattoos of dolphins, to show their love for the animal. Some will use the tattoo of the animal to show that they are lifesavers, just like the dolphin. 

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

A number of the dolphin meanings are positive and they can be used to give out a positive message to other people. They can also be used to inspire the wearer of the tattoo, depending on what is the symbolism of that tattoo. 

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos


Some apply the tattoo as a way of connecting them to the spiritual world. Even though this as an ancient practice, it is still believed by some people. The dolphin is believed to clean the mind, body and soul. As a result, they can be applied as a way of preserving the spiritual life of the person.

These tattoos might also symbolize prosperity and guidance. They may also be used to symbolize the rebirth or transformation of a person. This is mostly from a bad to good, or from evil to good. 

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Placement 

With these tattoos, they tend to be unique and are placed in special areas around the body. The placement of these tattoos will depend on the gender. Generally, there are specifically meant for the men and others for the women.

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

The placement of the tattoo is basically a factor that must be considered. For the women, the tattoo would look perfect on the back of the shoulder, on the ankles, the lower back and between the shoulders.

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Some will also look good on the side of the belly, above the waistline. If the tattoo is going to be detailed, you will need to choose wisely where you will place it. For men, the tattoo will look better on the upper arm, along the biceps.

There are some that will have the tattoo on the leg while others will choose to have it on the chest. All in all, you can place the tattoo wherever you wish. Nonetheless, it would be better to contact a tattoo artist about the perfect place to apply the tattoo.

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Types of Dolphin tattoo 

These tattoos can be drawn in different forms and designs. Everyone will have their own design of the tattoo, which will have its own meaning altogether. Some tattoos are drawn for the sake of their natural beauty.

With such tattoos, they will be drawn with elegance and it will have some elegant colors included. Some will have a blue color, others will have a gray color. Others might have a blend of other colors. Here is a look at some of the type of tattoos for dolphins:

  • Sun dolphin.

This is a common tattoo that is drawn by many people. It can be used to represent health, activeness, rebirth or intelligence. The design will vary from one person to another. Some will be colored while others will be plain tattoos.

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

  • Moon dolphin.

The moon tattoos are closely related to the feminine side, intuition, dreams and hidden powers. The different types will have their specific meaning. The wearer of the tattoo will be the one who will understand the real meaning of that tattoo.

  • Two dolphins.

There are some that are drawn by two dolphins. This could mean that the person has a partner that they share the same love for the dolphins.

  • Dolphin with R.I.P.

Some people might have the tattoo of the dolphin, along with the initials R.I.P. This could mean that they are either mourning a dolphin that died or they could be mourning a lifesaver.

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

Dolphin Tattoos

There are some tattoos that will not exactly have the obvious image of the dolphin, rather, they will have a circular symbol. This will mostly have a hidden meaning and in most cases, it is used by members of a secret society.

  • Dolphin with shark/whale.

You can also have some tattoos that will have the image of a dolphin, which will then be included with another sea animal like a shark or a whale. The meaning of this tattoo is not exact though it could mean that there is a fight between two forces.

Dolphin Tattoos

There are basically different types of the tattoos of dolphins and they will be designed in different styles. Some will be in 3D while others will feature a dolphin in a cartoon form. You can also have some tattoos that will feature the entire dolphin while others will have only the head of the dolphin.

There is no any restriction on the design of the dolphins and how they should appear. If you are not sure of how to go about it, you might want to contact a professional tattooist.

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