Today a Scotswoman with flaming red hair FINALLY laid to rest the assumptions of Irishness that have plagued her all her life. Yes we are all Celts, but we Scots have the fondness for thistles and bagpipes and the Irish can have their shamrocks and harps. So she commissioned this piece with three weaving thistles rising from a knot, to fill the side of her calf. And what got her to finally stop saying she was going to do it "someday" and finally DO IT? Her 91 year old mother, a Scotswoman, told her to hurry up and get it so she could see it before she died! And her mom doesn't even LIKE tattoos, but she will like this one! It celebrates their transmitted heritage.