After an amazing 10 years, Katia's Rainfire Tattoo Studio on East Pender Street permanently closed on Jan 1st, 2022. Since then, she has been busy building a private studio in the same East Vancouver neighborhood, and has begun tattooing full-time again. Katia has been tattooing since 2007, and she loves the connections with clients almost as much as the art form itself. She now offers private custom sessions in a beautiful geodesic dome. Please see Katia's portfolio page for more information.
Katia's lineage can be traced back over a century ago to legendary tattooists, Bert Grimm and his apprentice Don Deaton, founder and owner of Sea Tramp Tattoo, which is now the oldest existing tattoo shop in Portland, OR.
Bert Grimm 1915 - Don Deaton 1972 - Amanda Myers 1990 - Peter Archer 1995 - Rowan Kimsey 2003 - Katia Somerville 2006 -Katia's apprentices Vanessa, Faye and Kylie