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Monthly Newsletter  -  October 2018

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On her recent trip to Poland, Katia was exposed to a tattoo environment much aligned with the Rainfire Tattoo philosophy, giving further incentive for Katia and Jacquelina to create their own here in BC. Watch this newsletter for information.
Returning to the change of season inspired Katia to base this month's designs on change.
In November Savannah comes to visit, she is accepting bookings.
Faye is currently taking bookings and has openings in November.

Savannah Mah From Mission, BC November 12 - 16, 2018 - Currently accepting custom projects. You can email her at: sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
and check out her portfolio here

Megan Allard From Australia January 3-18, 2019 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Accepting booking for her available designs on her website (with a few exceptions for previous clients).

Katia will available to tattoo the new designs below
Original Designs for October 2018 

by Katia Somerville
October's designs are about the preparation, transformation, expansion embracing and continuation of change. 

See Worthy - Feeling the energy organically flow into the spaces between everything else. Open to different design placements, please specify in application. 

Structurally Profound - Roots of proactive practice yield fractal fields. Open to many different design placements, please specify in application. 

Sleeve of Possibilities
Remain open to options and new possibilities- change comes whether we want it or not. 


Rising In Spires

I had to put a castle design in this month's newsletter as I just came back from visiting a few castles in Poland before the tattoo retreat. This design represents coming out, reaching high, setting goals and celebrating achievements. 

Spread Your Wings - A butterfly goes through an ultimate transformation. All growth is change but all change isn't growth. 

  ---  TO APPLY FOR ONE OF THE ABOVE DESIGNS by Katia Somerville  ---

> Fill Out the Tattoo Form Here <

> Each design will only ever be tattooed once and the recipient will be chosen based on availability, placement and the application. 
I am a fast tattoo artist, however the time it takes will depend on the canvas size and skin. The designs in this month's newsletter should be able to be completed one session, about 4-5 hours maximum, with the exception of 'Sleeve of Possibilities', which is a large project with multiple sessions (So I would prefer someone local).  Thanks for your interest and for applying. <3 Katia
*These are original art works by Katia Somerville. With respect, please do not duplicate the designs, bring them to another tattoo artist nor post them online. All tattoos are one-time custom pieces that Katia has drawn with intention.

Original Designs for October 2018 

by Faye Basravi
The designs below are available to be tattooed by Faye Basravi. Please email Faye at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve one of these unique designs.

Available designs by Faye Basravi 

September 2018 Tattoos by Katia Somerville
An adventure all the way to Poland for this tattoo on such a fantastic friend. It has been a special journey with Kylie. From the first time I tattooed her, almost a year ago, through many adventures, watching her step into her greatness. Especially these past 2 weeks as we traveled 16 hours through a couple nights in Amsterdam, to castle explorations, and finally this retreat center in Poland where a guide brought us through meditations to solidify our tattoo vision. 
Alongside other artists and their clients from around the world, including the talented Piotr and Adrien and a kindred spirit, Jacquelina ,the tapestry was woven to finish Kylie's magical castle sleeve, celebrating freedom through her ancestry, into her own light. 
Jacquelina and I hope to host these retreats at a retreat center in BC in the next few years.
One thing evident while travelling was how I love Vancouver, and how I missed Rainfire Tattoo. The first session since being home was just perfect with the sweet Serena. 
She exclaimed, 'One thing I like about being human is to be able to learn and also to unlearn'. People can get stuck in certain beliefs about how the world is. But if you are able to shift your mind from familiar patterns, you can create your own reality and that can be very different from the way others think you should live your life. But let them judge if they want, its your life and you can live it however you want. This tattoo represents balance, feminine power and resilience. 
Jonas travelled 7 hours from Czech to Poland when he saw that I was going to be tattooing there. His music as @hinkstep has been important in a stage of my life and I am honoured to be able to give back. I hope this tattoo may serve as a reminder of the incredible strength it takes to follow your heart, and also to inspire him to keep creating. "The circular motion of everything" ♥Katia
This tattoo represents changing patterns and making a new reality. ♥Katia
For Carol. ♥Katia
September 2018 Tattoos by Ashley Apok
Finished up this expansion of a tattoo Dylan selected off my design sheet a couple of years ago- we are both really happy with the result!
Getting closer to finishing this mandala sleeve project. I'm feeling gratitude for the transition of seasons and the creative focus I've been experiencing.
I'm super excited to share this bit of Isaac's finished Temple sleeve! We are doing a healed photo shoot in a few weeks so stay peeled for those photos. I'm grateful for my amazing clients
Rachel selected my design 'Temple Divine' from one of my design sheets. I'm getting into a creative flow as the weather shifts into Autumn, and will be releasing more artwork soon. Thanks for the trust.
Expanded Leora's tattoo I did a few years ago with this circular ornamental piece. Thanks for sitting strong.
Recently I have been focusing my awareness on what nourishes me creatively- what inspires me and drives me to get out of bed and create art. Cultivating personal discipline and accountability is what has been present for me of late. Media and distraction is everywhere, calling for my attention- what nourishes my soul most is producing art and the feeling of accomplishment that results from that act. 
 I'm grateful for the support of my clients and their trust! A floral geometry expansion for Jodi.
September 2018 Tattoos by Faye Basravi
Lil' kingfisher babe for Dani! Adding some foliage soon.
Based on a photo that Bianca took in Skagway, Alaska - it was really fun to meet you and hear about life as Princess Tiana/Mrs. Incredible on a Disney cruise ship.
An ornamental cuff around Michelle’s script tattoo (not by me). Stenciling this was a challenge but we did it!
A band of daisies, lilacs, and lilies to complement a script tattoo (not by me). Always a pleasure working with you, Stephanie! 
A lil, baby snail with a lil baby succulent walking by a lil, mushroom cluster for Aliza! 

This tattoo session was part of a silent auction to raise funds for Ulluilsc (oo-LOOSH), a St’at’imc (STAT-lee-um) re-occupation village resisting destructive logging and hunting practices in their unceded territories. You can Google the article “Healing is Greater Than Logging in St’at’imc Territory” for more info. 
September 2018 Tattoos by Amelie Soucy
Finished the sea creature leg sleeve! This project has had me falling deeper in love with the ocean and all of those who call it home. Thank you so much to Elin for your dedication and strength in finishing this project so quickly, you are tough as nails!
Finished off this mushroom and floral piece for Nienke! This was a hard one to photograph so mind the glare! Lines all healed, colour is 50% healed. I always have a wonderful time when I have the opportunity for colour! More like this please.
Dogwood, arbutus, cedar, pine, hemlock, salal.

Thank you for sharing my love for foliage Kris! And thanks for being an all around rad human!
Making some good progress on Delaney's Artemis and wolf sleeve ! Shading on the wolf is fresh, everything else healed. Going to get started on the inner arm in the new year! Thank you so much for your trust and dedication Delaney! 
Thank you so much for the freedom and trust Claudia! 
Cutie pupper of darkness Tiana! Lines all healed, please mind the glare! This little guy is part of many fun creatures and critters around some existing script on Tianas back. 
Persephone. Queen of the underworld, goddess of spring growth, daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Great first session on this full shin piece! So so SO pumped to add colour to this next time! Thanks so much Mary! 
First session on this noodle balloon for Aisling! We're going to add some more details and texture next time. Thanks for looking!
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