Symbolism plays a vital part in the ways of communication designed by us human beings, for ourselves and each other. We do have an innate capacity to communicate our feelings and ideas to our listeners through the medium of speech and writing, but there are some ideas and concepts that cannot be described by any kind of word-quilt woven by us. At such times, when words fall short of words and meaning is not able to describe the full magnitude of the meaning of the ideas, symbolism comes to the rescue. Symbols are visual, and are a much better means to describe any abstract concept than mere words. I suppose that instead of saying 'actions speak louder than words', we ought to say 'symbols speak louder than words'. I'm sure you'll agree to this statement.
One of the most common ways of expression of ideas and beliefs is though tattoos. They not only enhance the attractiveness of the wearer, but also help articulate their feelings and thoughts in an astonishingly artistic manner. One of he most famous of these tattoo designs today is the dolphin tattoo design. Whether it is the male or the female gender of the human race, both of them love sporting dolphin tattoo designs, which may depict a single or many dolphins together in various backgrounds, or combined with various other tattoo designs such as flowers, waves etc. Generally the dolphins etched on the skin in the tattoos are the color of the sea, but the wearer can decide on any other color or color combination according to his or her own whims and fancies.
You must be wondering what has made dolphins so popular in the tattoo design world. The answer is that apart from being adorably cute, dolphins have also been considered as the first and foremost link of us terrestrial creatures with those of the marine world. They too are mammals, just like us. They are intelligent, warm and social beings that are organized into various schools, much akin to us. No wonder we relate so wonderfully to them! Our love for dolphins does not end here, however.
Since dolphins are playful and free-spirited, they add that flavor of utter freedom to a person's personality by being portrayed on their dolphin tattoo designs in various forms. Dolphins are also a symbol of good luck and rebirth and hope for a better life ahead. Some believe that this wonderful creature has the power to cleanse and refresh a person and help him turn over a new leaf in life, while others see them as symbols of harmony, kindness, energy and messengers of great wisdom.
Whatever the meaning behind the symbol of the dolphin, though, it has been and will always be a symbol of innocent and playful beauty, which is more than enough of a reason for you to sport it. So if you think you are dolphin-ish in any way whatsoever, the best option for you when it comes to tattoo designs is to have one made with the dolphin tattoo design to enhance that attribute of yours.