About Rian Desourdie

Rian is Studio Artease’s Junior Tattoo Artist. When Erika offered her the apprenticeship in 2011 she leapt at the opportunity, sold everything she owned in Toronto and moved to Montreal, eager to begin. This was a unique opportunity to combine her artistic skills and creative passion into a profession and she wasn’t going to let it slip by. She quickly developed a penchant for script, illustrative and traditional style tattoos, and is continuing to learn, under Erika’s expertise and guidance, to become a well-rounded and talented tattoo artist.
Rian has a background in fine art history, studio art and design, with a penchant for graphic novels and is excited to finally start a career where she could be artistically creative and that she is passionate about. She has participated in many art collective projects and has had some of her artwork featured in books as well as in art gallery shows. Rian speaks both English and French and dabbles in Dutch. She lives with her loveable demon robot puppy along with her hellion kitten and has an affinity for superheroes and moustaches.