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Monthly Newsletter  -  April 2019

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As March comes to a close, I'm happily reflecting on the people around me who are following their intuition and making change happen. I am feeling left wide open to new and different opportunities around the studio. April will be Ashley Apok's last full month at Rainfire, as he moves on to Nelson in May, returning to our studio for guest spots. Faye has moved to Gibsons and will also be returning for guest spots.

We have many guest artists joining us this year. Rainfire Tattoo welcomes guest artist Nico Traditional for the month of April and Dmitri from Latvia is coming back for May. Mary Jane and Leigh from Sweden were such a pleasure to have around and brought a refreshing air to the studio; they plan return in August. We have 2 guests from Mexico coming in June. We also welcome an artist from Nepal and Paul Bevan from the UK this fall. Jacquelina Divina, Alana Cronshaw and Wendi Kai will be visiting us for a couple of days in April/May. See below for all of the guest artist information.

Below are 5 available designs by me this month.
Happy spring and thank you so much for being interested in Rainfire Tattoo and following all of the growth. <3 Katia Somerville

 
 
Rainfire Tattoo is seeking a full-time tattoo artist to add to the family! If you're interested, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. ♥Katia 
 
Jacquelina Divina From BC: Beginning of April, 2019
You can email her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nico Traditional From BC: April 2019
Follow Nico's Instagram for further updates regarding available bookings.
Alana Cronshaw From BC: April 13th-16th, 2019
Get in touch with Alana through her contact form regarding available bookings.
Dmitry Razin From Latvia: May 2nd-20th2019
Contact him directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wendi Kai From USA: May 21st-23rd, 2019
Contact her directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mariana Groning From Mexico: June 2019
Contact her directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gina Zajec From Mexico: June 2019
Contact her directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

April Designs 2019 

by Katia Somerville
If you would like one of these original designs tattooed, please click the link below the designs.
(above) Tranquil Space Mobile: Learning, swirling, extracting, distracting, entertaining and pertaining. Open to placement ideas.
(above) Tele-Interception: Encouraging connection in real time with real people. *The design in the photo above is a placement suggestion and has not yet been tattooed. 
(above) Unexpected Innovation: Transforming mundane to perfected might not look as expected. 
(above)- Both designs above are available, you choose the placement.
Middle design: Fort Rest- Safety in Boundaries
Design with jewels on sides: Gem Stem- Beauty brace and determination.

  ---  TO APPLY FOR ONE OF KATIA'S ABOVE DESIGNS  ---

Each design will only ever be tattooed once and the recipients will be chosen at random. There is a 'Trust Tattoo' offered every 2nd or 3rd month.
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.

 

April Designs 2019 

by Ashley Apok

This beautiful design is available to be tattooed by Ashley Apok.
Please email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if it aligns with your mind's eye. 
For available bookings: April will be Ashley's last full month as he's moving to Nelson, BC in May, returning to our studio guest spots. 

(above) Enfolding: The strength of perseverance is present in this forearm piece. Digging deep into the Earth support the enfolding growth reaching above. Echos of ancient wisdom move forward in time; and a lightening of spirit as the celebration of Spring commences. A reminder of the work already done, and of continued self inquiry- a strong and supple stem to support the blossoms unfolding to receive the light.
 

April Designs 2019 

by Dmitry Razin, Guest Artist from Latvia

These designs are available to be tattooed by Rainfire Tattoo guest artist Dmitry Razin. Please email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply for one of these original designs. 
For available bookings: Dmitry will be at our studio from May 2nd-20th, 2019.

 

April Designs 2019 

by Wendi Kai, Guest Artist from USA

These designs are available to be tattooed by Rainfire Tattoo guest artist Wendi Kai. Please email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply for one of these original designs. 
For available bookings: Wendi will be at our studio from May 21st-23rd, 2019.

 

March 2019 Tattoos

by Katia Somerville
Testimonial from Krsna: "The meditation session and general mood were wonderful. It's so nice to be encouraged to be mindful about the significance and power of the process. I felt very cared for throughout, including before and after. My absolute favourite part is the gorgeous design that I get to wear from now on, and spending time with you, Katia! I feel grounded and empowered."
Connection to cherish with this beautiful human who inspires me beyond belief. Mary Jane is an incredible artist and reminds me to be myself without worrying about what others think. I am honoured to tattoo both sides of her head (right photo is fresh and left is healed from last summer). Thanks Mary Jane. I miss you so much now that you're back to Sweden. ♥Katia
Tattoo on Krsna..Worthy receiving, gracious acceptance, abundant living. ♥Katia
Sometimes I feel like life is a balance between wanting control, and allowing things just to happen on their own. The grip tightens and loosens depending on each moment. ♥Katia
The mysteriousness of the unknown, this tattoo on a father of 3 but really a father of 7 if you count all of his pets. Thanks for travelling for this tattoo, Kevin. 3 hours and we counted the lines in the Metatron as we tattooed it. Guess how many? ♥Katia
Dancing around the solid black designs from Thailand, can you find the added delicacies? Thanks Sukhia for allowing me to add my touch to your life.  ♥Katia
Breaking apart patterns of time and welcoming mystery. ♥Katia
Bringing in new and exciting directions. Such a pleasure to be in the presence of this woman's positivity. ♥Katia
 

March 2019 Tattoos

by Felix Addison
Testimonial from Kate: "Felix did an incredible job designing a  tattoo that reflects the part of my soul I was trying to tap into. I have recommended all my best friends to come to Rainfire. Not just for the art, but for the experience."
This client has devoted her personal and professional life to the love and care of animals with her own pet dogs being especially close to her heart.
The ice maiden. This design was adapted from an ancient tattoo found on the preserved body of a Siberian princess. It gave me shivers to make it live again.  For more information, click here.
The lioness queen. Secure in her power, pride, and dignity. Vitalized and centered by the flame in her heart. I was delighted to be able to complete this piece for the client just before her wedding, marking stepping into a new phase of empowerment and responsibility, honoured by her mate yet always capable of self sufficiency.
Pictures of the flame rising from her wedding dress coming soon!
For her first tattoo she chose the peace and resilience of the lotus blossoming over her heart.
 

March 2019 Tattoos

by Ashley Apok
Testimonial from Rose: "I would have to say my favourite part was the connection and energy shared with my tattoo artist Ashley, and of course the final result of my tattoo."
Thank you for sharing your story with me, Abby. It takes deep courage to wake oneself from the dream of comfortable complacency, and instead create the life you desire.
Ask yourself the question: What am I? Really, what am I? Can you answer that question with any certainty? Can you find anything that defines 'you' as 'you', and separate from everything else? This is the greatest mystery you will ever bump into- pay attention and inquire.
 

March 2019 Tattoos

by Faye Basravi
Testimonial from Hayley: "Please tell Faye 'thank you so much' for my tattoo! I beyond love it and have had so many compliments on it. I am making sure all my girls know where to go for their next piece! The detail that it has healed with is unbelievable. She is truly talented and I am so grateful to have found her."
Tattoo by Faye Basravi. 
Tattoo by Faye Basravi. 
Tattoo by Faye Basravi. 
Tattoo by Faye Basravi. 
Tattoo by Faye Basravi. 
Tattoo by Faye Basravi. 
 

March 2019 Tattoos

by Mary Jane Watson, Guest Artist from Sweden
So honored to have created this magic with my space sister, Katia. She is such an inspiration to me. Thank you for everything, Katia! ♥
Dotwork tattoo by Mary Jane. 
Thank you, Hillary, who came all the way from Portland to see me at Rainfire Tattoo.
Dotwork geometrical patterns by Mary Jane. 
Thank you for a beautiful session at Rainfire Tattoo dotting this color flower of life.
Dotwork tattoo by Mary Jane. 
Another session with @ezbeazey at Rainfire. Sleeve in progress, partly healing dotwork tattoo by Mary Jane.
Continued with @ezbeazey sleeve project at Rainfire. Can’t wait 'til next time to do the final touches! Part healing part fresh sleeve by Mary Jane.
Thank you for another great session on this lovely piece.
Dotwork tattoo by Mary Jane. 
 

March 2019 Tattoos

by Leigh Harris, Guest Artist from Sweden
Testimonial from Dazy: "I had a poor experience with my very first tattoo I received elsewhere, so I was very anxious for receiving this one. Leigh and his table side manners were amazing. I was so comfortable throughout the whole process, and genuinely so happy with the tattoo I received from him. I look forward to when he returns to visit again."
Only got to spend 4 hours on this piece, but I can’t wait to continue! Thanks again for the trust and going big! 
Something a little different. Quite the challenge too! 
Well, this was super fun! Done over two sittings with one of the dopest clients I had during my stay in Vancouver.
 

March 2019 Tattoos

by Nico Traditional, Guest Artist from BC
Testimonial from Hannah: "The space itself is beautiful and welcoming. It made me feel like the artists care about the well-being of their clients, and it made me want to see the work of those tattooing in the space so I might get to come back!"
Thank you, Rainfire and thank you, Hannah. This tattoo was done on a peaceful day, starting the first session of this chrysanthemum to cover some scarring on Hannah’s arm. Colour is on its way!
Tiger and hibiscus. Thank you so much, Kara. You are a great client and friend! Tattoo number 4 from me.
Phoenix. Thank you again, Michele. Last one at Rainfire. If you can snag a spot with Katia tattooing with her, you’re very lucky.
 
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