Meet Oliver Brown & Claire Rattée
Getting a tattoo or a piercing is usually a very personal experience, so when the artist knows the client he or she is working with, it makes the experience even more meaningful. In a town like Kitimat, says artist Claire Rattée, your clients are usually your friends and neighbours. Having such a familiarity with your fellow community members means being able to offer better, more insightful service, even creating a remarkable bond between client and artist.
Claire has always had an interest in art and beauty. Art was a hobby, while her professional training was in hair styling and cosmetology. Once she started working, she realized she wanted to make art a bigger part of her professional life, so she started a tattoo apprenticeship in the lower mainland. Oliver Brown was one of her mentors. When he later moved to Kitimat, she followed and the two opened DivineInk together.
Claire and Oliver wanted to change the way many people view a tattoo studio. For them, it’s all about artistic expression, and a place where clients can come and feel relaxed and comfortable. “We love the flexibility of being able to run our business how we see fit and having creative freedom,” says Claire. She and Oliver are proud of the reputation they have developed within the community and beyond for delivering stellar services and impeccable products.
Artistic. Expressive. Creative.
DivineInk is Kitimat’s premier tattoo studio. Since opening in 2011, it has attracted clients from all over northwestern BC. DivineInk is home to three tattoo artists and one tattoo apprentice, each with their own individual style, gifts and artistic signature. They’ll take your concept and work with you to create an original design that’s an expression of you. DivineInk is the only health board licensed tattoo studio in Kitimat.
In addition to tattooing, DivineInk offers body piercing and modification services as well as salon services by stylist Chelsea Bossence. DivineInk also carries a diverse inventory of body jewellery and tattoo and piercing after-care products.
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