Many people view dolphins and dolphin tattoos as highly symbolic – these intelligent creatures are seen as a friendly and benevolent protector and a symbol of the joy and abundance that is associated with the ocean. The dolphin has a near-universal appeal and it almost always draws positive connotations to mind. That being said, a nice dolphin tattoo is hard to find. For some reason, they turn out bad most of the time. If you’re going for a dolphin tattoo, make sure you find a skilled tattoo artist.