The front flippers are tikis to guard Nancy, who requested this design, from every side, and the turtle itself is a symbol for family and travellers.
The right back flipper is shaped like a treble clef for music, with a sunrise next to it representing positivity and joy and encircling the name of her son, Reese, in maorigram with a koru added to symbolize him, and life.
Next to the name, the left back flipper is shaped like a shell for faithful love, intimacy and safe shelter.
Above the sun, we placed waves on the right "controlling" some fire just below, to represent her job as a fireguard, and a lightning bolt on the left as a symbol of dispatchers.
Between them, malt and hop are for her brewing hobby.