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Rainfire Tattoo Mission Statement:

We inspire growth and transformation throughout the tattoo process by providing a calm and peaceful experience for our clients. We understand the impact we make on other's lives and thus, customer care, expertise, and professionalism is of utmost importance to us. We view tattooing as not simply giving someone a tattoo, but as a practice for changing lives in positive ways.


Tattoos by Katia Somerville, shop owner


New clients interested in getting a tattoo by Katia can apply for one of the designs that get showcased every month in the free e-mail newsletter. Each design is only ever tattooed ONCE and becomes deeply personal and meaningful for the client throughout the entire process and experience.


As well as the newsletter designs that get released by Katia, she also periodically offers 'Trust Tattoos.' A Trust Tattoo is a special offer by Katia in which the client is blind-folded, only to see the design upon completion. You can apply for one of these in our monthly newsletters.

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Tattoos by artists Felix Addison or Faye Basravi



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Faye has been tattooing since March 2017. Her books are currently closed and will reopen in September 2019. Follow the Rainfire Tattoo newsletter for original designs released periodically.


Please email her directly with a description of what you are looking to get tattooed, placement ideas, and availability/expected timeline.



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Felix's books are currently open.


Felix Addison and Katia met at a festival just over 5 years ago and shortly after they discussed the idea of working together at Rainfire Tattoo. Since then, Felix has been coming to Rainfire as a regular guest artist from a communal forest home on Gabriola Island.

Felix has a small tattoo studio in one of the retail centers of the island. Coming to Rainfire has allowed her to have the best of both worlds, the tranquility and peace of living near nature and the independence of having a private studio, along with doses of the energy of city life and being able to exchange inspiration and ideas.

Felix has been growing so much as an artist in the past 5 years, transitioning from a more general style of tattooing to a specialized style which flows most naturally.

Felix now enjoys creating pieces which flow with and accentuate the anatomy of the body using geometric forms which incorporate combinations of strong black with delicate dotwork and greywash. It is her passion to work with the personal symbols and life journeys of their clients, often using stylized animals to represent the character and ideals the clients wish to embody. It is Felix’s belief that tattoos are a route to self expression, reminders of ideals, and devotion to spiritual principles and they feel honoured to facilitate that while creating works of art on living canvases.



We also have a variety of guest artists who visit throughout the year. For their information, visit the portfolio section of the website and please contact the artist directly. 

With some exceptions, there is a two hour minimum for tattoo sessions, and simple requests may not be accepted. 
Our rate per hour depends on the artist. Rainfire Tattoo accepts cash, VISA, Mastercard, and Interac as well as Paypal and bank transfers.
A $200 deposit is required to book a tattoo session. Artists at Rainfire Tattoo charge between $175-$222 per hour, plus 5%GST. 
Touch up appointments are $50/hr which helps to cover the cost of supplies and your artist's time and energy. 
Rainfire Tattoo no longer has a landline phone as it was disruptive to the peaceful experience we strive to create.
You must be 18 or older to get a tattoo at Rainfire Tattoo, no guardian consent will work. This is a Canada Health Board regulation, no exceptions will be made.
Rainfire Tattoo is an LGBTQ safe space.


The artists at Rainfire Tattoo use only 100% VEGAN tattoo products. 



Thanks for your patience and understanding!