Corvo's dabbed into the body ink

DON BRENNAN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:55 AM ET

Getting tattooed has become a family affair for the Ottawa Senators' most decorated player.

Whenever Joe Corvo has one done, so does his wife Angela.

"She's got a couple on her wrists, a 'C' and an 'M' and two big stars," says Corvo. "She's got more visible ones than I do actually. Six or seven. They're not big pieces, they're all just kind of one-letter deals, or one little picture deals."

Corvo is going to follow the 'C' and 'M' theme himself soon enough.

"The next ones are probably going be my kids' names right here (on his sides)," he says. "Cam and Maddy in the Cadillac writing."

That would bring his total to an even dozen.

"I count these as separate," he says, beginning a tour by pointing to the magnificent collage on his left upper arm.

"I got these two separate, at a time when tribal stuff was cool. I really liked the designs of it, the look of it, and I liked the black ink part of it.

CHINESE LETTERS

"The Chinese letters ... I saw somebody, I think in the NBA, that had them and I liked those.

"I made a trip to Hawaii and saw some of the art they had there, and I wanted something tropical. I wanted to bring some colour into the whole thing, so I decided to go with the waves and the flowers and ... the rocks, the Bonsai tree."

Corvo figures he has spent somewhere between $2,000-$3,000 on tattoos so far.

When will he stop? When he's completely recovered?

"I don't know, we'll see," Corvo says with a laugh.

"Maybe when they start sagging and I need to get them all re-coloured, I'll go 'Yeah, it's just too much work.' "


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