Saturday, January 19, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Star Wars A-Wing Fighter Collage Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Star Wars A-Wing Fighter Collage
Using a photograph of a Star Wars A-Wing Fighter and combining both the Rebel Alliance and Jedi Order Symbol I finished this tattoo last night for a returning client. I wanted the tattoo to feel and look weathered. This was especially true of the A-Wing Fighter as I imagined it having gone through many battles and being patched up repeatedly. Chris is the same fella who had gotten the Scottish Douglas Coat of Arms before the holidays. Join the rebel alliance today or if you prefer, seize power by using the dark side! Whatever your desires, let me help you make your dreams a reality ... at least where your tattoo aspirations may lie! Book a consultation today and may the force be with you! 😉

Sunday, January 6, 2019

From Concept to Skin: Tempting Fate - Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil Inked By Mario RJ Corbin


Based on Norse mythology, Jesse came by today to start what promises to be an amazing sleeve! We decided to take things a few steps further by bringing a few of the myths to life with contemporary actors. Using photographs of Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson and Megan Fox (Jesse’s top 3 actors) I have given the Three Fates a new look and style that has been unseen before (at least to my knowledge). However, I didn’t stop there! Playing on an old parable, each actor has been further transformed to accommodate Hear No Evil, See No Evil and Speak No Evil


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Despite being time consuming, I have really enjoyed doing dot work as it made our first part of this sleeve really stand out. Though you can’t see it, our ladies have several colours in them including a caramel colour for their horns. All inks used are Eternal Ink. Stay tuned for future instalments of this sleeve! Looking to start a new tattoo project? I’ll be happy to help you come up with a design! Book a consultation today! All tattoos come with a free after care kit (see below) and one year free touch-ups. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Meet Garfield - My Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4X4!

Meet Garfield - My 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport 4X4
Pic © Sherbrooke Toyota
To say that I am not a car or truck guy would be fair. The only vehicles that aren't motorcycles that I enjoy are classics, hence why I purchased Bertie, my 1972 VW Bus whom is still at the shop in case you were wondering. I needed something that would be fun, practical and usable in winter as some of the country roads in my neck of the woods is squirrely at the best of times in winter. I wanted something that would be fun a la Honda Africa Twin if we ever decided to do some light off roading and camping. Something that I could throw a couple of kids motocross in the back or maybe even a kayak. Something I could go camping with or like most people, a practical vehicle that will save me money on renting trailers from U-Haul or shipping costs when we go to IKEA or Costco. I know that Jennifer already has plans to visit the garden centre this spring! In short, I needed something that would serve us well should the Zombie Apocalypse come to fruition but that could blend in seamlessly in the meantime as to not draw suspicion of our fears of zombies in general.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sneak Peak: Tempting Fate - Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil By Mario RJ Corbin

Tempting Fate - Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
My client, Jesse, has decided to commission a full sleeve based on and inspired by Norse mythology. We decided to take things a few steps further by bringing a few of the myths to life with contemporary actors. Using photographs of Keira Knightley, Scarlett Johansson and Megan Fox (Jesse’s top 3 actors) I have given the Three Fates a new look and style that has been unseen before (at least to my knowledge). However, I didn’t stop there! Playing on an old parable, each actor has been further transformed to accommodate Hear No Evil, See No Evil and Speak No Evil. Some details are still missing from this draft, including shading. I have really enjoyed doing dot work and am looking forward to starting this new project with Jesse soon. Stay tuned for future instalments of this sleeve! Looking to start a new tattoo project? I’ll be happy to help you come up with your own Norse inspired tattoo. Book a consultation today!

TOUCH UP: Foreshadowing A Shadowhunter - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

TOUCH UP: Foreshadowing A Shadowhunter
I touched up this piece today. It’s an angelic rune from the popular television show Shadowhunters. However, I also added some highlights including dot work to the tattoo. I think it gives the tattoo a much nicer look overall and helps draw your eyes to the little runes falling away from her shoulder blade. The latter was accentuated with pink lines in and around them to help highlight them further. Since first tattooing my client I have already learned and have grown so much as an apprentice. It’s been a fantastic journey and I am grateful to all of my clients, past, present and future for their support and skin! 😉

Monday, December 17, 2018

Lilies In The Moonlight By Mario RJ Corbin

Lilies In The Moonlight

Using a photograph of a moon and several individual lilies as inspiration, I drew this tattoo for the lovely @miss_c_kelly, a former student of mine back when I use to teach in the Republic of Ireland. It’s elegant and classy and leaves plenty of room for Miss Kelly and her tattoo artist in Ireland to make it her own. I’ll be happy to help you come up with your own floral inspired tattoo. Book a consultation today!

Wanderlust By Mario RJ Corbin

Wanderlust
Using a photograph of an anchor and a lighthouse as inspiration, I drew this tattoo for a potential client. It still needs some shading and perhaps even some dot work but overall I quite like the outcome. It’s given me a serious case of wanderlust! I’ll be happy to help you come up with your own travel inspired tattoo. Book a consultation today!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

From Concept To Skin: Uniquely Canadian - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Video By Jesse Herring

This custom tattoo was put together using photographs of a Great Horned Owl, the Three Sisters Mountains in Alberta, Canada and finally Maurice Richard (number 9) of the Montreal Canadians. It doesn’t get much more Canadian than this! Kudos goes out to Dawson as this was his first tattoo. All three tattoos were completed in one sitting! Looking to have some work done? Book a consultation today!