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Rainfire Tattoo Mission Statement:

To 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.


Katia Somerville and Studio email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tattoos by artists Ashley Apok, Felix Addison, Amelie Soucy or Faye Cantara

 

 

FAYE    -    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -   Portfolio

Faye is Katia's apprentice at Rainfire Tattoo and has been tattooing since March 2017. Faye currently has her books closed until autumn.

 

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FELIX  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -  Portfolio

Felix's books are currently open for customer requests that work well in her style. Please contact her directly.

 

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 Felix 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 their 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.

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ASHLEY  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -  Portfolio

Ashley is currently accepting tattoo requests that work well with his style. Please contact him directly.

--By Ashley Apok--

I started at Rainfire Tattoo in September 2015. I remember being drawn to Katia's shop as I was searching for a link between the intentional tattooing of Asia where I first learned, and contemporary tattooing in the West where I lived. Katia cultivates a very warm and welcoming vibe at Rainfire- I remember being really excited when she asked me to come work at her shop. 

For me, tattooing is as much a personal journey as it is artistic expression. I am so grateful to be a part of this global tattoo culture. Supporting my clients through the process of getting tattooed, while offering a safe space for emotional expression, is central to my philosophy as a tattooer. 

My art is often inspired by the beauty of the natural world. I grew up playing in the forests of Salt Spring Island BC, and this early fascination with nature followed me into my artistic life. I often feel like I am incubating a specific aesthetic inspired by the natural world. In my free time I spend allot of time charging up by hiking in the forest, snowboarding on the mountains, and gardening in the warmer months. Rainfire draws people open to new experiences in tattooing, and I love that. I feel supported and inspired by my clientele everyday. I want to express my gratitude to every person that has come to me for a tattoo during my time at Rainfire

-Ashley

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AMELIE  -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Portfolio

Amelie is Rainfire Tattoo's newest artist. Her books are currently closed.

 

Please note, e-mail is our preferred method of communication as walk-ins  interfere with current appointments. You can view the artists' portfolios to see whose style best fits the design you have in mind, and then e-mail them directly using the links. Outline your ideas in detail and attach some images to help the artist find out how they can incorporate their style. If our artists would like to work with you, they will then book a date for you to come in for a consultation.    

   

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. 

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With some exceptions, Rainfire Tattoo has a two hour minimum for tattoo sessions, and simple requests may not be accepted. 
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Our rate per hour starts at $165 and depends on the artist. Katia charges $222/hr + tax. Rainfire Tattoo accepts cash, VISA, Mastercard, and Interac as well as Paypal and bank transfers.
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A $200 deposit is required to book a tattoo session. 
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Touch up appointments are $50/hr which helps to cover the cost of supplies and your artist's time and energy. 
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Rainfire Tattoo no longer has a landline phone as it was disruptive to the peaceful experience we strive to create.
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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.
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Rainfire Tattoo is an LGBTQ safe space.

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

 

 

 
Thanks for your patience and understanding!