It seems like a tradition now to get a new tattoo in October every year. It’s just the perfect time to get one! The weather is just right here in Virginia. No more pool, lake or beach to tempt me into the water. No potential sun burn. I can still pull off tanks to show them off while having cardigans around to hide them at work!

I added some Maple Leafs to my left arm. I also have a little thimble in there at well. Maples represent strength & endurance. The struggle through some tough winters. They are also a symbol of Canada, where I spent a lot of my summer childhoods with my family, and they make paper with excellent printing qualities. Like all my other tattoos, they have layers of meaning and depth.