Exploring the Unknown

Exploring the Unknown

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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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-Grâce.  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! 😉

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! 😉

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! 😉

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!