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Monthly Newsletter  -  October 2019

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It's Halloween month and we already have the studio decorated with cobwebs, skulls and ghouls. It's been a fantastic September. We hired and trained a new full-time shop manager and she has started out very strong. Check below to learn more about Molly.

Kylie has been working hard on her apprenticeship tasks and studies before she picks up a tattoo machine.

Ashley, Felix and Faye are coming back regularly for guest spots, and we have so many more guests soon to come as well. I am especially excited to see my tattoo sister again from Sweden, Mary Jane. She is still accepting a couple more bookings:) . Janine graced our studio, giving eyebrow enhancement 'nano brows' to clients, a procedure that thickens and shapes the look of brows and fades after about 3 years.

Have a look below for updates on other artists who will be joining us soon and for new designs you can book that I'd love to tattoo in October/November. Thanks for looking through our newsletter, we really appreciate your support. 

click here for their portfolios and contact info. 

Other guest artist information below
This month, Katia will be participating in the Inktober artist challenge for the second year in a row with her apprentice, Kylie. It is a challenge that encourages artists from all over the world to create and post one drawing every day of October. If you wish to follow their progress, be sure to check their Instagram stories and posts. Click the Inktober logo to learn more about this month's challenge. ♥
Katia's Instagram: @rainfiretattookatia
Kylie's Instagram: @kylie.faelan
Molly is originally from Northwestern Ontario and moved to Vancouver 5 years ago after receiving her BA in Conflict Resolution from the University of Winnipeg. She moved to Vancouver to begin a career in Conflict Resolution and Business.
After a few years, and life’s many twists and turns, she wanted to blend her business world with the healing that conflict resolution offered her. She was able to narrow her focus which is how she came to be at Rainfire Tattoo as our new Studio Manager! Molly is loving being able to blend her great passions of creativity, healing and business. She is also a private meditation and yoga teacher, a nature lover and amazing fur-mama to her rescue kitten, Luna.
Kylie Faelan is currently apprenticing with Katia Somerville at Rainfire Tattoo. She is originally from New England and immigrated to Canada only a few years ago. She is deeply grateful to put down roots in the lower mainland and considers it her rainy home. 

Kylie started drawing at a young age and went on to obtain her Bachelors of Arts in Illustration. She hopes to utilize her background as an illustrator to create tattoos that best depict her client’s stories and personal journeys. 

While she’s always been interested in the arts, Kylie is deeply inspired by the way tattoos can be such an integral part of the human experience; she looks forward to the ideas, intention, symbolism, memories and concepts that come as a part of the tattoo design process. She aims to create custom pieces that best fit the vision of each client and is excited to continue learning throughout her apprenticeship. Kylie is not currently tattooing clients, but we will keep you updated when she's ready to accept client bookings.
Alana Cronshaw from Nelson, BC - October 2-5, 2019
Mary Jane Watson from Sweden - October, 2019
BOOKS OPENEmail Mary Jane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Mitch Moss from Whistler, BC - October 28-29, 2019
BOOKS OPEN Email Mitch Moss at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ashley Apok from Nelson, BC - November 1st - 8th, 2019
Bekki from Lunalana Tattoo in the UK will be coming to tattoo with us at Rainfire in November and December, 2019. She is taking bookings for custom consultations. 
BOOKS OPEN - Email Becci at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Paul Bevan from the United Kingdom - Fall 2019
Paul’s books are open to discuss potential booking ideas and online/telephone consults for booking appointments for as soon as his residency details are confirmed later this year.
BOOKS OPEN - Email Paul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 2019 Designs

by Katia Somerville
If you would like one of these original designs tattooed, please click the link below the designs.
1. (above)  Redolence: The path responds to the plan that bursts with life.
2. (above) Celerity Calming: Gentle. Slow down and enjoy the details at a pace that allows them to be seen.
I can add 'chandelier details if requested. <3 Katia
Salubrious: "Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions 
Watch your actions, they become habits."  Lao Tz
This tattoo is about prioritizing self-care. I have presented different design options depending on preference and placement. 
Magnanimous: Many pieces make up the puzzle. Context can change content and connection can heal worlds.
Open to many different placement suggestions. This is a similar style to last month's "Transmute" design. <3 Katia
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. Not this month! Stay tuned for November. 
I am a fast tattoo artist, however the time it takes will depend on the canvas size and skin. 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.

September 2019 Tattoos

by Katia Somerville

Having strength to change limited beliefs from the past, this tattoo means that and so much more. Thanks for your trust. ♥Katia
This client came from far up north, where bison roam and the nearest city is a 7 hour drive. I am impressed with her ability to keep positive, and appreciate the little things. ♥Katia
Achievement Unlocked for this forest explorer.  ♥Katia (4 hours 15 mins)
A "very special" tattoo to honour being brave and coming out into the world more, stepping into the dance. ♥Katia 
Windrose tattoo to represent a directional shift and balance between magnetic shift and calculated mapping. Similarly as how this design was created- with a significant change of direction to bring about the desired results. ♥Katia
Tattoo for one of my best friends, Amanda. This tattoo is a reminder to accept help from those closest to us when it's needed and to inspire trust. ♥Katia

September 2019 Tattoos

by Ashley Apok
What a pleasure to bring this design to life. Holding space for each other's sharing and vulnerabilities while tattooing these past two days has been a real gift.
Feeling hella uplifted with the completion of 'Earthen Alignment'- the last of the design offerings I released in June. Thanks for crossing the border to get adorned. You are a warrior.
Thanks for coming in for a matching sternum piece to go with the back tattoo we did in June Susanne! Your strength inspires me!
I had the pleasure of capping off this sleeve by Aries Rhysing with this job stopper!
Finished up this one from a few years back. Thanks for looking!

September 2019 Tattoos

by Felix Addison
The Lynx. 
Line Armour. 

September 2019 Tattoos

by Faye Basravi and Janine Alchemy Brows
Tattoo by Faye Basravi. Hands cradling all the magic needed to make Navi’s mother’s Garam Masala blend. Such a pleasure!
Tattoo by Janine Alchemy Brows
"Check out this transformation. Had the honor of tattooing this client at Rainfire Tattoo. Thank you Katia for having me at your beautiful and serene space."-Janine
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