Or in this case, woman's best friend! Animal portraits have long been a part of tattoo, and while many people aren't aware of this, just stopping long enough to think about the love people have or their pets is enough to illicit a head nod. For many of us our pets are the closest living members of our family. They are friend, confidant, and champion all rolled into one. Well, dogs at least. A cat would eat you if you died. Even the goldfish at Cardinal Tattoo are pretty, but they're hard to pet. Well. This has been fun.