Did you know? Despite often being referred to as killer whales, orca actually belong to the dolphin family – it is just one of 40 extant species of this aquatic mammal.
Dolphins have few marine enemies (some are even apex predators), however it is humans that their wild populations are threatened by. The organised shark culling programs are responsible for the deaths of thousands of dolphins (not just sharks) every year, in addition to boat propellers, plastics, and ocean pollution.
These beautiful, intelligent animals deserve better in the tattoo realm as well as real life. Dolphins were a symbol of the 90s and even now there are still so many awful dolphin tattoos being produced. For National Dolphin Day we’ve sifted through over 10,000 images and selected the top 15 dolphin tattoos.
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