Exploring the Unknown

Exploring the Unknown

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.