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Monthly Newsletter  -  January 2019

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Happy New Year! <3
The new year opens up a couple of spots for new artists at Rainfire and we are excited to see what will manifest. Amelie will be greatly missed around the studio as she will be transferring to Gastown Tattoo. Faye will be moving to the Sunshine Coast and will be tattooing at Rainfire on a part-time basis. 

January welcomes 3 guest artists from as far away as Poland and Australia. We also have 2 amazing artists joining us in February from Sweden. Have a look below for their portfolios and contact information. 

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy new year. 
<3 Katia

by Katia Somerville

Coasting through life, stepping ahead, 
Find teachers on the road untred, 
Balance moving forward with holding back,
Just one straw in a haystack,
One howl of a wolf pack,
trying to write its own soundtrack. 
Are you making a difference? Does anyone care?
Who has precious time to spare? 
Pushing forward
Year after year
Patterns help to neglect fear.
Steady the gaze 
Ignore the rain
Take a breath
Seize the gain
What are your goals? What will you spend? Headed to where?
Headed to the end ... of everywhere. 
We are already there. Headed to everywhere. Neverwhere.
We are already there.
Megan Allard From Australia January 3-18, 2019 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Accepting bookings from her available designs on her website (with a few exceptions for previous clients). * Megan still has 4 days available during her visit.
Gloria Faron From Warsaw, Poland: January 8-16th, 2019. Creator of eternal talismans.
Check out her style and available designs here.
She is currently accepting bookings for her guest spot, you can email her at:
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Leigh Harris From Sweden: February 1-28th, 2019 -Realism, nature, animals and portraits
Currently accepting bookings.
You can email him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mary Jane Dotwork From Sweden: February 1-28th, 2019 - Colourful and vibrant geometric designs
Currently accepting bookings.
You can email her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

January Designs 2019 

by Katia Somerville
Coalesced in Time- Deep breath, reset, make your own soundtrack. Open to placement suggestions and tattooing the full geometry of the metatron, rather than just the portion shown here. 
Awareness- Whether deliberate or not, intention creates reality. Move with gentle precision. The shoulder placement here is stunning, but this would look amazing in many locations. Not needing to tattoo the entire full mandala, it could be placed in between other tattoos. Open to suggestions. 
Golden Dissection- Reaching up and pulling down, dark and light are both made up of and make up duality. I think this design would look amazing on a foot coming up onto the ankle. The ribs would also suit the design, coming down onto the hip slightly.
Branch Out- The balance of the wild and stability is met with connection and creativity. Open to placement and making the branch longer or switching its direction.
TRUST TATTOO - A trust tattoo is a process in which the recipient of the tattoo will only see the piece upon it's completion. This often includes wearing a blindfold throughout the session. This requires a high degree of trust between artist and client. I will have a conversation with you a week or so prior to the session, and the design will be created following this discussion. Thank you for your trust. <3 Katia


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> Each design will only ever be tattooed once and the recipients will be chosen at random. 
I am a fast tattoo artist, however the time it takes will depend on the canvas size and skin. Most of the designs in this month's newsletter should be able to be completed one session, about 4-5 hours maximum. 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.


January Designs 2019 

by Felix Addison
These two designs are available to be tattooed by Felix Addison. Contact Felix directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to claim either of these lovely pieces.
Sacred Back
Diamond Lotus
December 2018 Tattoos by Felix Addison
"The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted effort."
A fine furry friend. 
December 2018 Tattoos by Katia Somerville
I titled this tattoo 'Believe', because we discussed the value of positive self-talk and how what you say to yourself literally programs your brain. If you tell yourself that you are bad at something, chances are you will be. Do you have a belief about yourself that you'd like to change? ♥Katia
This beautiful back I have been tattooing for over 11 years. Amanda, you are so generous with people you care about. And you're a smart cookie... And you make the best cookies. Only a very small amount out of the many reasons I love you. Thank you for all of your help over the years with Rainfire, especially your mad writing skills.
One more session completed in December on Ryan's leg sleeve, full of hexagons and 3D geometry. 
Jessica's first tattoo is turning into a sleeve. Excited to see where this project will end up. 
December 2018 Tattoos by Ashley Apok
In what ways are you staying safe, being conservative, or holding back? Animals as small as bacteria have aversion to suffering- the gift of being a Human is we may get the chance to see through our fear of suffering, and discover that much of it is illusion- meant to keep us safe, comfortable, and asleep. My intention is to get comfortable in the uncomfortable.
The fear of Artificial Intelligence is the fear of a powerful entity treating Humans like we treat each other, and the planet. It is my intention to master mindfulness and communication so I may lesson the violence in the world through my daily interactions. Every little bit helps.
'Science can bring you to the big bang, but it can't take you beyond it. You need a different kind of apparatus to peer into that.' From Michael Pollan' s new book 'How to Change Your Mind- What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.'
December 2018 Tattoos by Faye Basravi
Here are some magnolias we added to Shari's mandala from my first few months of tattooing!! Also, I learned that Shari and I are kindred spirits (well I hope she thinks so as well).
Leila, where have you been all my life??!? So lucky to have crossed paths with this awesome woman - we worked on a floral piece for her leg (photo coming soon!) But she also wanted this jasmine from my flash. It is such a nostalgic flower for so many of us...
Pacific Northwest botanicals healed, mendhi cuff new! 
December 2018 Tattoos by Amelie Soucy
Medicinal plants for the Lovely Aleia! Thanks for the trust. Lines R healed, shading fresh as heck! 
Cosmos, bunchberry, wood vine, deer fern, red flowering current, king fisher feather and huckleberry leaves. Thank you for the honour of doing your first tattoo Liana! Lines are healed, colour fresh.
A big ol’ noodly seabeast for my pal Kane! Thank you! Lines all healed and shading fresh! Mind the glare, I really gotta up my photography game heheh. Taking a lil hiatus from doing octopi tats for now but will be open to doing them again in the future!
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