Sunny by Franchesca, Alondra, & Liz

Sea Turtle Location: Peggy's Tattoos

The motivation for Sunny was to create something that hadn’t been done before while maintaining and elaborating on what makes us, us. Sunny can be described as a mural for our business, Peggy’s. She models the services provided by Peggy’s and all Gentry establishments on South Padre Island.

Sunny’s fin pictures a beach set up with an umbrella and chair for Sonny’s Beach Service. Her neck represents quite literally tattoos – what makes her tattoos unique is the style of artistry used to depict the 90’s era, the year Peggy’s was established. The original Peggy’s opened in 1990; the date is inscribed on the center of the butterfly on Sunny’s underbelly.  Environmental pieces were also incorporated to make her feel what South Padre is all about, also including the Port Isabel lighthouse attraction. 

What makes Peggy’s special is the people who run the shop on the day to day bases. They love what they do! Most of Peggy’s employees tend to remain for a timely stay, while others stay only seasonally, but they all leave a lasting impression. They are always supporting one another. 

The love and effort that went into creating Sunny and the Gentry establishments are unquestionable.


Seven species of sea turtles inhabit the world’s oceans: Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill, loggerhead, green, leatherback, and flatback. Each species inhabits U.S. waters, with the exception of the flatback sea turtle.

All species are protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). To this day, no species has recovered enough to be completely removed from the ESA, and some populations continue to decline.

Sea turtle information provided by Sea Turtle, Inc. 

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Franchesca, Alondra, & Liz