Exploring the Unknown

Exploring the Unknown

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Giraffe & Jellyfish Flash For Sale - Designed By Joel Corbin

Giraffe & Jellyfish

These beautiful animals are ready for their forever home! Whether you find yourself keen to have a Giraffe πŸ¦’ tattooed on your lower leg or a Jellyfish on your shoulder blade, either one of these lovely designs would make a great addition to your existing repertoire of tattoos. We can work with you to create a one off tattoo. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! πŸ˜‰

Hipnotoad Flash For Sale - Designed By Joel Corbin

Hipnotoad

This adorable toad is looking for someone to keep them safe. He comes with a lifetime guarantee to keep a smile on your face! We can work with you to create a one off tattoo. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! πŸ˜‰

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Neptune’s Wrath - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Neptune's Wrath

Jesse came by to add to his existing sleeve this past Sunday. Neptune was a perfect fit for this spot and adds to his existing repertoire of Greek themed tattoos. Inevitably this also marks the beginning of the end as his sleeve is nearly complete. 😞 Stay tuned for the complete sleeve in the weeks to come! All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Chipmunk Flash For Sale - Designed By Joel Corbin!


This adorable little fella is looking for a new home! He’s packed full of nuts and is ready for winter! We can work with you to create a one off tattoo. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! πŸ˜‰

Friday, September 13, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Live, Love, Laugh - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Live, Love, Laugh!

If you had told me ten years ago that I would be tattooing, let alone tattooing Mr. Percy Hart (@junkyardvillain) I’d have thought you were high! But here we are today and so it has come to pass that I had the honour of tattooing a celebrity no less. Mr. Hart’s music career has been steadily growing these past few years and with each new album he comes closer to his dreams. The latter includes but is not limited to his contributions to charity events for On Rock Community Services and the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation - Rock The Cause. In fact, his newest album is now available in store and he has asked that all proceeds from the sale be donated to a local charity here in Sherbrooke, Quebec! That’s just the kind of guy that Percy is. He’s literally all ♥️! So drop by today and pick up a copy of his album while supplies last! If you are looking for a new tattoo book a consultation today!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

From Concept To Skin: With Love From Frankenstein - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

With Love From Frankenstein

Austen came by Sunday evening to have Frankie and his bride finished! Austen provided several images designed by bwanadevilart, an artist who sells framed pop culture art on Etsy. I added the moon and roses to accentuate this tale of murderous love. Given Shakespeare’s fondness for tragic prose, I think he would approve! We are delighted with how this tattoo turned out. Whilst it was Austen’s first tattoo I am sure it won’t be his last!πŸ˜‰ All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Pinky Swear! - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Pink Swear!

Congratulations On Your Engagement!

Special thanks to Shawna and Melysanne for dropping by this evening to get these matching tattoos. A pinky swear is all the more endearing when I found out these lovely ladies were engaged this past June! Super sweet idea for a great couple. If you are looking for a new tattoo book a consultation today!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Farewell & Good Luck Patrick James Fawcett - Tattoo Apprentice!

You Coulda Been A Contender Patrick!

As many of you know, we are a family run business. So it was with great excitement and anticipation that my brother in law, Patrick, came to spend the summer with us. In doing so he would be offering his services as an apprentice. Having started his apprenticeship in Europe, Patrick spent just over two months apprenticing here in Canada between April 26 and June 28, 2019. Whilst he managed to produce many flashes he successfully tattooed five times. He has amazing potential and raw talent. We hope that he continues to tattoo upon his return to Europe this autumn. Below are pictures of his work during that time.

Rocket Raccoon: Guardians of the Galaxy - Designed By Yasmina Stonebanks

Rocket Raccoon: Guardians of The Galaxy

Rocket is looking for a new BFF to kick some ass this autumn! Arguably one of the best MCU characters to hit the big screen, this rendition of everybody’s favourite raccoon would make an awesome addition to anyone wanting to add a badass tattoo to their existing repertoire! This was designed by an extremely talented up and coming artist. Yasmina’s work is available for a limited time and once Rocket has found his forever home you’ll be plum out of luck. Check out Yasmina’s profile at @toon.coon If your keen on getting something tattooed from The Guardians of the Galaxy book a consultation today! We can work with you to create a one off tattoo that will be sure to keep you smiling for years to come. πŸ™‚

Kirby - Designed By Yasmina Stonebanks

Kirby

This adorable Kirby is looking for a permanent home! This was designed by an extremely talented up and coming artist. Yasmina’s work is available for a limited time and once Kirby has found his forever home you’ll be plum out of luck. Check out Yasmina’s profile at @toon.coon If your keen on getting something tattooed from Kirby’s video game book a consultation today! We can work with you to create a one off tattoo that will be sure to keep you smiling for years to come. πŸ™‚

Korok: The Legend of Zelda - Designed By Yasmina Stonebanks

Koroko - The Legend of Zelda

Korok is looking for a permanent home. Whilst mischievous in nature, he can be loyal to the right person and has been properly house trained. This was designed by an extremely talented up and coming artist. Yasmina’s work is available for a limited time and once Korok has found his forever home you’ll be plum out of luck. Check out her profile at @toon.coon If your keen on getting something tattooed from The Legend of Zelda book a consultation today! We can work with you to create a one off tattoo that will be sure to keep you smiling for years to come. πŸ™‚

From Concept To Skin: Ellie The Elephant - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Ellie The Elephant

Special thanks to Kim for dropping by this morning to have this adorable little elephant tattooed. Being her first tattoo, she opted for something meaningful to her. The poppy and lily represent loved ones whilst Ellie the elephant represents Alzheimer’s Awareness. This dotwork tattoo has no less than 12 colours in it and will hopefully keep a smile on Kim’s face for many years to come. Looking for a new tattoo book a consultation today!

Friday, August 23, 2019

From Concept To Skin: “Mathys” - Written By Granny, Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

"Mathys" Written By Granny

I found myself being asked to add a child’s name to Eva-May’s existing family tattoo today. I reproduced her mother’s handwriting from a card that she brought in. I must confess I was delighted to help her preserve a part of her mother whilst also adding her son’s name. The two other names, heart, and stars were done by another artist. If you have a loved ones handwritten note to you laying around and wish to have it preserved why not get it tattooed? These are sweet ways of keeping them close to you forever. Book a consultation today!

From Concept To Skin: Flipping The Rose! - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Flipping The Rose!

Special thanks to Eva May for dropping by tonight to get this finger tattoo of a Rose. Quite the spitfire, this rose will be sure to make flipping the bird all that more fun. If you are looking for a new tattoo book a consultation today!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Circuit Des Arts - NDG ART HOP!


The NDG Art Hop is a local event promoting the work of artists living or working in the borough of Notre-Dame-de-GrΓ’ce.  It is a unique opportunity for art lovers to, view their work, buy from local artists.  Follow the mapped circuit in our program guide, and experience the rich diversity of art of this neighbourhood.  New this year we offer the chance to win a $300 voucher toward the payment of an art course of your choosing at the Visual Arts Centre during the winter 2020 or spring 2020 sessions.  Raffle tickets will be available at each artist’s studio for only $5.00!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dragonfly Flash For Sale! Designed By Joel Corbin

Dragonfly

This dragonfly would make the perfect accent with a water lily tattoo or other assorted flowers. It’s composition differs from the usual dragonfly tattoos out there giving a unique perspective on this otherwise beautiful insect. Apprentice and skilled rates apply. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! πŸ˜‰

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Cross Stitch Blocks Now Available To Order! By Jennifer Fawcett


In addition to a variety of quilt blocks and baby quilts Kittenshoes Quilts also offers cross stitch patterns and projects on demand. All projects come framed. These are perfect accents for your home and or make the perfect gift for close friends and family. Times to completion and prices vary depending on size and patterns chosen. Book a consultation today!

Sneak Peek: With Love From Frankenstein - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

With Love From Frankenstein

Maika’s husband, Austen, began his tattoo last night and what a tattoo it’s turning out to be. Whilst we have one session left to go, we managed to complete a good portion of this piece last night. The images themselves were originally designed by bwanadevilart, an artist who sells framed pop culture art on Etsy. Whilst Austen provided the original images I organized them in such a way that would pique Shakespeare’s fondness for tragic prose. I also added the moon and roses to accentuate this tale of murderous love. Stay tuned for the final instalment! All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Hedgehog Flash For Sale! Designed By Joel Corbin

Hedgehog Flash For Sale By Joel Corbin

This adorable little fella is looking for a new home! He comes with a lifetime guarantee to keep a smile on your face! We can work with you to create a one off tattoo. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! πŸ˜‰

Monday, August 12, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Remembering Quebec, Canada! - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Remembering Quebec, Canada!

Maika came to me several weeks ago to help her come up with a design that would represent her love of not only her home but for her family as well. We completed this tattoo today on her lower forearm. Each bird represents a family member whilst the rest of the tattoo signifies her fondness for Quebec. A bittersweet moment as soon she and her husband will be moving to his home state in the United States of America. This tattoo took on a life of its own and has several elements like the dotwork that makes for a whimsical approach to this nature inspired tattoo. We can work with you to create a one off tattoo. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Animal Paw Print Tattoos - Designed By Mario RJ Corbin

Animal Paw Print tattoos - Designed On Demand

A potential client asked me to put something simple together to commemorate her dogs, past and present. I decided to do something different and came up with these sweet little designs. These can be modified to represent any pet or animal and offered on demand. They can also be reflected to represent the style of tattoo that you prefer. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! πŸ˜‰

Sneak Peek #2: The Kraken - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

The Kraken - Work In Progress

This beastie was finally started a week ago. Whilst there is still so much to complete I thought I would share some images of our progress to date. It’s a fairly large piece and we still have several sessions to go before the big reveal. The tentacles will also have a similar armour on them as found on the Kraken’s head. Stay tuned for future installments! Book a consultation if you would like to discuss creating something uniquely yours.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Now in Stock: Pop Kettle Corn!

Pop Kettle Corn - Getcha Some!

Perfect for those who have a love for slightly sweetened popcorn! Pop Kettle Corn is located in the heart of Lennoxville, Quebec and is a family owned business. We will be selling bags in our shop and can accommodate larger orders upon request. Drop by the shop today and pick yourself up a bag!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Grapefruit & Cherry Blossoms - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Grapefruit & Cherry Blossoms

This grapefruit and cherry blossom tattoo was completed today for Destiny. There are no less than 12 colours sprinkled in for good measure. This tattoo is a lovely tribute for Destiny ‘s friend who recently passed away. We can work with you to create a one off tattoo. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Sneak Peek: Grapefruit & Cherry Blossoms By Mario RJ Corbin

Grapefruit & Cherry Blossoms Anyone?

I’ve been playing with some ideas for a memorial tattoo that a client would like. This grapefruit has been paired with cherry blossoms as a result. Thoughts? We can work with you to create a one off tattoo. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! πŸ˜‰

Friday, July 26, 2019

Jack Nicholson: The Joker - Flash Available! By Mario RJ Corbin

Jack Nicholson: The Joker

Like Smylex, this tattoo is guaranteed to leave a permanent smile on your face! Jack Nicholson’s Joker was ahead of its time as was Burton’s message in 1989’s Batman. Inspired by a photograph of Jack Nicholson as the Joker, I took some liberties and took a pop art approach. When it comes to superheroes or supervillains I can draw and tattoo them all! I’m itching to tattoo some cartoon and comic book stuff. So don’t hesitate to book a consultation and get your evil on! πŸ’ͺ All new tattoos come with a complimentary (free) aftercare kit to help ensure that your tattoo heals beautifully so that you can enjoy it for years to come.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Weathered Cherry Blossoms - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin.

Weathered Cherry Blossoms

Long term client Darrin dropped by today to continue his macabre sleeve. Previous instalments included a zombified jackalope, a mummified crow and a decaying fox with an evergreen growing out of it. Thus, we thought it would be a good idea to add a little life to the sleeve in the way of these weathered cherry blossoms. All in all I think it helps lighten the sleeve just enough as to avoid making it too dark overall. The latter was achieved by actually using coloured lines as opposed to traditional black line work. Thoughts? If you are looking for something different then book a consultation today! 

Monday, July 22, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Hakuna Matata - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Hakuna Matata

Left Side

Right Side

Disney + Dotwork Tattoo = 6 Hours! Result? Awesome if I say so myself! 😎 My cousin Jessica drove up to Sherbrooke today from St. Jean Sur Richelieu to get this Lion King tattoo completed in one sitting. I have to confess I really enjoyed completing this piece and I think it shows. There are around 10 colours used in total. If you’re itching to get something Disney related be sure to book a consultation today. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. πŸ˜‰

Friday, July 19, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Hummingbird Inked By Mario RJ Corbin


The pressure to get a tattoo right can be immense, not least when my landlady decided to get her very first tattoo today!! πŸ˜‰ Christine opted for this lovely concept by Patrick Fawcett. Whilst the design had to be changed considerably in lieu of its size and colour work, inevitably I managed to stay true to the original outline. There are no less than 10 colours in this little birdie. The picture doesn’t do it justice. If you are looking for a nature inspired tattoo do not hesitate to book a consultation today!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Lion King: Hakuna Matata - Flash For Sale! By Mario RJ Corbin!


The Lion King: Hakuna Matata

Disney + Dotwork Tattoo = Pretty Cool! 😎 I am playing around with some ideas for a client who wants to commemorate The Lion King. Thoughts? All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! πŸ˜‰

Friday, July 12, 2019

Flashes For Sale By Mario & Joel Corbin!

Flashes For Sale By Mario & Joel Corbin!

In addition to the flashes available by Patrick we also have a variety of other flashes in shop that are sure to please! Whether you are looking for something’s whimsical a la Tin Tin or something mighty like Spiderman or perhaps something aquatic in nature - look no further! We can work with you to create a one-off tattoo. All new tattoos come with a complimentary aftercare kit. Book a consultation today! πŸ˜‰

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sticker Tattoo Sale!

Sticker Tattoo Sale!

Not only do we have hundreds of stickers in stock we can turn the majority of them into a permanent tattoo! We have been looking forward to trying this kind of tattoo style and are motivated to offer special prices for anyone interested in getting one of these tattooed! You even get to keep the original sticker afterwards! πŸ€ͺ Book a consultation or simply drop in for a chat! πŸ˜‰

From Concept To Skin: RELENTLESS - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

From Concept To Skin: RELENTLESS

Inspired by Nick Cannon’s tattoo my client decided that he wanted something similar with the word relentless instead of fearless. It’s always the seemingly simple tattoos that often present the largest challenge and this script was no exception. Nevertheless, the final piece came out great and I enjoyed getting to know Remi in the process. Looking to have some work done? Book a consultation today!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Beetlejuice!, Beetlejuice!, Beetlejuice! - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Beetlejuice!, Beetlejuice!, Beetlejuice!

I completed this Tim Burton inspired Beetlejuice rose and Sandworm tattoo today for a mighty lady! This was her first tattoo no less and what an epic endeavour it turned out to be! Whilst the picture fails to capture all the subtle details, nevertheless I think Beetlejuice himself would be proud. πŸ™‚ We can put together a variety of styles and designs to suit your tastes. Book a consultation today!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Apprentice Tattoo Flash Sale!

Apprentice Tattoo Flash Sale!

Our apprentice, Patrick, is available to tattoo you this summer! He started his apprenticeship in Europe and will be with us until the end of September! Thus, don’t miss out on getting a one off tattoo by an up and coming artist! Apprentice rates apply. Book a consultation or simply drop in for a chat! πŸ˜‰

Sneak Peek: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! - By Mario RJ Corbin

Sneak Peek: Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!
By Mario RJ Corbin

Tasked with coming up with a Tim Burton inspired Rose 🌹, I had fun putting this together for a great client and former student of mine. Suffice it to say I got carried away with this one! πŸ˜‰ Nevertheless, after some adjustments I’ll post the final product here for you. In the meantime if you are itching for a Rose a la Burton look no further! We can put together a variety of styles and designs to suit your tastes. So book a consultation today!

Sneak Peek: The Kraken - Designed By Mario RJ Corbin

Sneak Peek: The Kraken - Designed By Mario RJ Corbin

This beastie is finally beginning to take shape after some issues with my own creative block. Having recently worked on a humble octopus, trying to make this gentle animal seem fierce was no easy task at first. However, I managed to get in touch with my inner love for monster flicks and tonight we have our first peek at what will hopefully soon become an epic tattoo! Book a consultation if you would like to discuss creating something uniquely yours.

Half Moon Dresden Plate Quilt Block By Jennifer Fawcett

Half Moon Dresden Plate Quilt Block By Jennifer Fawcett

Machine pieced, hand appliquΓ©d and hand quilted. This quilt block was popular in the 1920s and 1930s, resembling a beautifully decorated plate. Here a fragment of a "plate" is presented in a linen-lined, jade green shadow box. The block reflects a modern sensibility and a meditative feeling of movement, reminiscent of a mandala. Price: $140.00

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The Batman - On Wooden Canvas! By Mario RJ Corbin

The Batman

Instead of paint, this was completed using markers. We can use materials that best suit your needs, from acrylic to waterproof outdoor paint! With over twenty years of experience painting murals for various schools, daycares, and homes I can create murals that are sure to delight your children or perhaps your inner child! πŸ˜‰ Naturally, if you would rather have something like this tattooed I would be happy to oblige as well. Book a consultation today or drop by the shop to discuss your project ideas. 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Dragons - Designed by Patrick Fawcett

Dragons - Designed By Patrick Fawcett

Available at apprentice or skilled artist rates, this lovely beastie may already be reserved! However, if you would like Patrick to design something similar for you he would be delighted to do so. Book a consultation today! 

George Wooly & The Bullies By Danyka Labrecque, Alexandr Piercy-Asselin, & Noemie Turcotte

Thursday, June 27, 2019

From Concept To Skin: Leo The Zodiac Lion ♌️ - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Leo The Zodiac Lion ♌️ - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

Whilst waiting for Jesse’s Spartan tattoo to completely heal before continuing we decided to begin finishing up the lower part of his sleeve. The zodiac sign for Leo ♌️ was chosen and in the spirit of the rest of the sleeve, I put this together in a similar mosaic style as before with the Three Fates. Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, Little Ball of Fur, Purr Purr Purr! If I have to explain it... πŸ˜‰ If you are looking for a new tattoo do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation today! Nota Bene: The family crest above my Lion was not done by me. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

From Concept To Skin: The Wolverine - Inked By Mario RJ Corbin

The Wolverine

Image supplied by the client. Thanks to Dillon for coming by today to get his very first tattoo! What an epic first tattoo at that! He was a real champ and sat through this piece without so much of a grumble. Wolverine would have been proud! I’m itching to do more superhero-themed tattoos so don’t hesitate to book a consultation today! 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Murals Services Now Available!

We Now Offer Mural Services!

For those who would rather have their art on canvas or directly on their walls as opposed to being tattooed than look no further! With over twenty years of experience painting murals for various schools, daycares, and homes I can create murals that are sure to delight your children or perhaps your inner child! πŸ˜‰ Naturally, if you would rather have something like this tattooed I would be happy to oblige as well. Book a consultation today or drop by the shop to discuss your project ideas. 

Superhero (or villain) Flash Available! By Mario RJ Corbin


When it comes to superheroes or supervillains I can draw and tattoo them all! From Disney’s Darkwing Duck (for those of you old enough to remember him πŸ˜‰) to Marvel’s Spiderman, I’m itching to tattoo some cartoon and comic book stuff. So don’t hesitate to book a consultation and get your super on! πŸ’ͺ All new tattoos come with a complimentary (free) aftercare kit to help ensure that your tattoo heals beautifully so that you can enjoy it for years to come.

Sunday Walkens Available Between 16:00hrs to 21:00hrs!

Sunday Walkens Available - 16:00hrs to 21:00hrs!

Our shop welcomes walk-in's every Sunday between 16:00hrs to 21:00hrs! Thus, drop by and say hello, get tattooed or just poke around. We look forward to meeting you and are always happy to help you come up with a great tattoo design! We also have several flashes to choose from covering a variety of themes, not to mention an assortment of other goodies sure to please. See you soon!