Saturday, July 14, 2018

From Concept To Skin: Life After Cobra - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

38 Year Old Friendships Are Hard To Come By!
Feeling reminiscent, my childhood buddy decided to celebrate his 40th year by getting not one but two tattoos today. These were his very first tattoos (ever) and frankly, I think even he was surprised by his need for both of them today. These two tattoos are the beginning of a sleeve that will combine a variety of his passions including, you might have guessed, fishing and GI-JOE. It's just one of many adventures that we have had the chance to share together in a friendship that has spanned no less than 38 years!

Being the product of the 1980s, when Mike approached me to do something for him we were originally going to do something typical like a Cobra/Decepticon combined logo. However, inspiration seemed to hit us at the same time and instead, we put together a fun little piece showing what I like to call "Life After Cobra". After all, we aren't the only ones who have aged and one has to wonder what would Cobra Commander be doing during his retirement? Being the leader of a world wide terrorist organization can be taxing and what better way to unwind than to find some time to fish?! Or so Mike and I would like to think anyway. Missing is the fishing line but that will be added at the very end when the rest of the sleeve is completed.

Snake-Eyes Tattoo
Another favorite character of Mike's was Snake-Eyes, a GI-JOE operative who had a long and complicated relationship with Storm-Shadow, a Cobra operative. This particular tattoo was more technical and difficult for me and admittedly, I can already see some areas for improvement. The latter will be done during our next session in a month or two when touch-ups are completed. Either way, the experience was fun not least of all because it gave Mike and I the opportunity to catch up. Despite living two hours apart our busy lives essentially means we only get to see one another every two years or so!

Yo Joe!
As I progress with both Mike's sleeve and tattooing in general I find myself humbled by the everyday artists who make this look so easy. As the case with any apprenticeship, I still have so much to learn. I appreciate the support and time that folks are taking in not only putting their trust in me but equally, allowing me to expand my skill set. I have enjoyed putting projects together and for being given the chance to do something outside the box with Life After Cobra.

Complimentary Aftercare Package Provided With Every New Tattoo!
À la fin de votre nouveau tatouage, vous recevrez un mini paquet de soin offert par Ye Olde Cock Tattoo Emporium. Cela comprend un morceau de pansement film UltraDerm (similaire à Saniderm), un sachet gratuit de Hustle Butter (0,25 oz) et un pain de savon Art En Bulle (savon Pur ou savon 100% Olive) pour les peaux sensibles. Nous proposons également des tubes de Bepanthen et / ou Hustle Butter (1 oz ou 5 oz) à des prix compétitifs. Si vous êtes intéressé par un tatouage ou souhaitez même rafraîchir un ancien tatouage, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter dès aujourd'hui!

Upon completion of your new tattoo, you will receive a mini care package courtesy of Ye Olde Cock Tattoo Emporium. This includes a measured to fit piece of UltraDerm Film Bandage (similar to Saniderm), one complimentary sachet of Hustle Butter (.25oz) and one bar of Art En Bulle soap (either Pur soap or 100% Olive soap) for sensitive skin. We also offer tubes of Bepanthen and or Hustle Butter (1oz or 5oz) at competitive prices. If you are interested in getting a tattoo done or would like to even have an old tattoo refreshed, don't hesitate to contact us today!

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Ye Olde Cock Tattoo Emporium
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339 Rue Alexandre,
Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 4S9
Ph.: (873) 662 1701

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