You may choose not to untap Rust Tick during your untap step.
, : Tap target artifact. It doesn't untap during its controller's untap step for as long as Rust Tick remains tapped.
1/1/2011 You may target a tapped artifact with Rust Tick’s activated ability.
1/1/2011 If the affected artifact is untapped by some other spell or ability, Rust Tick’s effect will not end. If you keep Rust Tick tapped, and that artifact becomes tapped again, Rust Tick will continue to prevent it from being untapped during its controller’s untap step.
1/1/2011 Rust Tick doesn’t track the artifact’s controller. If the affected artifact changes controllers, Rust Tick will prevent it from being untapped during its new controller’s untap step.
1/1/2011 If Rust Tick untaps or leaves the battlefield, its effect will end. This has no immediate visible effect on the affected artifact. (It doesn’t untap immediately, for example.) The artifact will just untap as normal during its controller’s next untap step.
1/1/2011 If you control both Rust Tick and the affected artifact, that artifact won’t untap during the untap step in which you choose to untap Rust Tick. (It will untap during your next one.)