Friday, August 3, 2018

Fun With Todd Beck's Leg - Tattooing My Mentor Part Deux!

Coal Miner Tattoo - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin
When I first popped my cherry and tattooed Todd Beck's leg last year, admittedly the whole experience was nerve racking. Fast forward nearly a year later and honestly, I was every bit as nervous as the first time when it came to tattoo my mentor's leg again. His lower half leg sleeve is still as eclectic as always and I was thrilled to have the chance regardless of the butterflies in my stomach. He put together several designs that he wanted me to do including the coal miner skull above, a reminder of a rugby team from his home in New Zealand. He also put together a Maori inspired rendition of New Zealand itself. The latter in particular proved to be the trickier of the two designs.

Todd's Rendition Of New Zealand
Stencils have been the bane of my existence as of late. Today was no exception as I found myself spending more time redrawing parts of the tattoo by hand as a result of the stencil coming off too easily. This is despite being allowed to warm up for ages and setting it to Deepness II. Maybe Crystal-Marie is onto something when she suggested a thermal printer. In any case, the purpose of today's exercise was to see how I was doing with my line work in general. Whilst I am quite pleased with the coal miner itself, I found the second tattoo of New Zealand more taxing. There is always room for improvement in anything and everything that I do. In short, if you are an apprentice, don't rely on the stencil fax. If you ever wondered why drawing is important, remember that you will undoubtedly have to recreate parts of your stencil with a sharpie or similar by eye as there is almost always no chance of being able to reapply the stencil. Take your time, be patient, and most importantly, have fun.

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
Service Bilingue - Bilingual Service
339 Rue Alexandre,
Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 4S9
Ph.: (873) 662 1701


  1. This is excellent - Thanks for posting it!!!


  2. Man I always get the per tat jitters before I get started but once I put on the gloves and I hear my machine buzz that right tune...everything else fades away but me and the skin in it

    Jeffery Rhoades

  3. Nice tatts. Join our community and get a shoutout.


  4. Amazing


  5. Niiiice!!