The seahorse is a unique creature, and make really great colorful tattoos that have a lot of symbolic meaning. Seahorses have a fish like body with a horse-like head. Unlike other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life. They live in water, and breath through gills. However they do not have tail fins and have a long snake-like tail. A relatively calm, and mild-mannered creature, the seahorse is seemingly content to roam the seas. Patience, Kindness, Partnership, Fatherhood and Protection are just some of the many meanings of a seahorse tattoo design.