Saturday, 24 December 2011

some shop randoms

Merry Christmas and happy new year  everyone
we would like to thank everyone that came this year 
got tattooed, visited and supported 
us in anyway

Thank you!!!
with out you guys we would not be here  

So we been working on a set of flash somewhat recently
have a look
 Marky and Kirk started to paint the shop collaboration
set of flash this week now we just waiting on Stephanie 

and some photos of the shop just for fun
 the place is starting to full up and feel like home

With love   
Kirk Sheppard

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

gift certificates we got them just in time for the holidays

can be made for any amount with he artist of you choosing

also we found a new use for the spring punch this week 
 organizing said gift certificates

Thanks for looking
Kirk Sheppard

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Its been a while since any of us posted on here, 
but we been having a good time doing our thing!
I came in last Sunday to put this on a client from the Yukon.
This was his first tattoo and he only had the one day to get it done.
Was a super fun piece to do !

Thanks for looking
Kirk Sheppard 

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Benefits, Charities, Auctions, OH MY!

Allrighty guys. So here's the deal. Our good friend Sam, and all the Nightfighters, are holding a benefit at their clubhouse for Sam's brother Jake. It starts at 3pm, at 1435 Frances st. Bring a donation and help a brotha out!
Kirk and Marky are auctioning off tattoo time, amazing right?! and I'll be selling prints. 100% of the proceeds will go to the cause for all of us!

these are the prints available. 15 dolla each, on waterproof and tearproof paper.

We also did paintings for another Charity, the Love through Compassion Society(LOVE!)
Check the link for all the amazing things they do!
We support all we can, and we urge you to do the same! Please stop by either of these events, for your help is always appreciated!
<3 Rain City!

Friday, 19 August 2011

caveman typing....

my first bog!!! how exciting.....probably not. 
so....these days i'm doing my best to learn to balance my regular work load of tattooing along with the general busyness that is my life, with this little added thing called a new biggie..i think it'll be the feeling that my head might's still intact! so i guess all i can do is keep learning. 
today i'm learning to blog..hahahahahaha fuck my life..

anyway i just came across this little heart that i did at the vancouver convention this year..
peace...marky <3 xo

Monday, 1 August 2011

Save the brains chairty event

 We are proud to support this event put on by Cara Sheppard and friends.

Come have some fun with the crew from Rain City Tattoos
there will be a silent art auction'
music, dancing girls' and raffles.
This is a great event and all the proceeds will go to 
the BC Cancer Foundation to help fight brain cancer

for more info check out their website at 

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

So I guess it's my turn to do this thing

So I'm not gonna get all sappy on here like Stephy wants me to
because I am just not that kinda person,
but we've been having a good time over here at the shop lately
(mainly picking on Steph and working hard).

Here is a fun piece from the start of the month
I don't get to do many landscape tattoos 
but I always have fun doing them.

Love always   

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Dating advice courtesy of Marky and Kirk! shit's free yo.

So I suppose being the only girl here at Rain City means that I am subjected to ( or offered, apparently) some FANTASTIC dating advice. I've decided to share a few gems with you lucky readers , free of charge (unless you wanna pay. you can totally pay me if you want. no more dating advice though, I got that shit on lock).
     First off, since I'm so into the boys in the 20 - 22 year age bracket, I've learned that despite their adorable charm and good intentions ( and great bodies), that boys that age are good to look at, but not so good to hold a conversation with. They are purely pretty machines to look at, and touch, but not to actually, you know, put into any sort of intellectual use that one 24 year old female may want anytime soon. Though if you are 20 to 22 feel free to prove this wrong ;).
    Secondly, if going on more than 2 dates, and you haven't put out yet, you MUST have something wrong with your..... downstairs... region. possibly it's that time of the month, possibly it's the herp. who knows, who cares.... either way, you best be getting freaky or you're admitting that there's some horrible surprise waiting to spring out. Advice from the masters.
    If you happen to be texting someone every day, and not even  sexting them, heaven forbid,  then you are probably dating. No, wait... you ARE dating, just without all the hot sweaty sex and without the  dick and ball photos that we all know you're craving, but can't ask for quite yet, lest it get out that you aren't the prude you have made yourself seem to be.
    Then there are the rules on getting kinky... but that's best left to shop talk. I'm sure you'd hear all about it if you came in and got tattooed. In fact, I guarantee that you'd hear about it. We may as well rename our shop to: Rain City Tattoos and Sex Advice! Come in while its hawt!
   In any case, dating can be quite an adventure for anyone, I'm just glad I get my advice from 2 of the most knowledgeable guys around. It really helps. seriously. Though that boy hasn't called me back yet. I'm sure he's just busy though.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Une poum des 80's avec Hugues!

Bonjour my little blog-o-spherites, how have you all been?
Since Marky and Kirk have decided to shirk their blogging duties this week, you will be delighted to read about whatever I want you to read about AGAIN!
To start things off, Hugues Lauzier ( )is visiting us from Montreal this week, and we've been having an 80's dance party allllll day! I've even been fortunate enough to hear him sing. He should have been a pop star! I'm tellin ya, it's true! Come down and listen for yourself, if you're lucky :)

also, we're busy little bees here at Rain City, working on a group flash set for all of you to feast your eyes on very soon. sneak peeks to come in the next week! And Kirk is finished with his own flash set, I'm sure he'll grace our eyes with a picture soon enough, but for now, just a quick snap of him working away.

Other than that, come on in and visit us! book a consult! get tattooed! bring cupcakes! ( Should you do so in that order, even, that would be so rad!)
we'll be posting up pictures of our work in the coming blog posts but until then, just visit HERE!

stay classy,
Stephanie <3

Monday, 4 July 2011

New beginnings, familiar faces, fun times, and responsibility!

Once in a while I like to change things up,  take a leap of faith, experience the grass on the other side..... wait.... that's not the phrase!
Either way, that means starting a blog and having the honour of writing the inaugural post. I suppose that blogs are meant to be witty, full of fun stories, rants, raves, and of course ( the only reason why tattooers even have blogs half the time) pictures! Well I intend to whip Marky and Kirk and I into fully functioning blogging machines in order to appease your appetites for such dee-lightful tidbits!
This first post shall be short and sweet, till I figure out what to put up.
Some info on the shop; opened by Mark Ainsworth (Rain City Tattoos) in January of 2011, and joined by Kirk (Kirk Sheppard tattoos) and Stephanie (Stephanie babiarz).
we are open every day, 12 till 6ish ( though rarely before 8!) at 101-233 west broadway.
you can check our sites to email us for consults, or call at 604-569-1522.

check back for fun updates on what we've done during the days, tattoos, jokes, parties, etc!!!
Shop front!

art collection! so rad!

Kirk and Marky.... giving me the 3rd degree about EVERYTHING I do. Typical!
<3 Stephanie