At CB Ink Tattoo we pride ourselves on sourcing the best tattoo artists in Australia, with colour realism tattoo artist Paul Baverstock being a high profile acquisition for our studio.

Paul has many years’ experience tattooing in Western Australia, we’re privileged to have him cross the country to join our Brisbane studio. One of Paul’s career highlights includes being asked to tattoo on TV, tattooing a portrait of Peter Helliar on the show ‘Hughesy, We Have A Problem’.

Paul’s colour realism tattoos will impress you with the level of detail. When some people view his photos online they’ve felt compelled to ask if they’ve been edited and enhanced – a compliment and a curse at the same time!

Paul has great diversity in colour realism, which can be seen in his gallery below. Perhaps one of his most unique strengths is the attention to detail in his Aboriginal tattoo designs which are second to none, a true testament to his attention to detail.

There has been strong interest in Paul whose booking list is growing fast. To avoid disappointment, place a booking today!

Getting to Know Colour Realism Tattoo Artist Paul


What inspired you to become a tattoo artist?
Growing up I idolised Paul Booth (US) and Paul Braniff (AU) reading the tattoo magazines, and studying tattoo styles from the age of 14. It was what I wanted to be, and I’m lucky enough to be living my dream.

What’s your favourite tattoo you’ve ever done?
That would have to be a portrait of Peter Helliar on my mate Chris. I did it in Channel 10 studios in Sydney on the program ‘Hughesy, We Have A Problem’.

Why do you love Realism?
It presents the greatest challenge. Achieving the correct tonal values on all shades of canvas keeps you forever adapting and learning.

What do you love doing when you’re not tattooing?
Horse Racing.

What can clients expect when they visit CB Ink Tattoo?
Professional consistency, warped humour and an all round good bloke.


I researched for the right tattoo artist for my piece and definitely got the right man for the job in Paul at CB Ink. Right from the get go the studio were responsive and answered all my questions when booking online and taking a deposit. Check-in at the studio was easy using their check-in app. Paul introduced himself and explained how the session would go. All the staff were really friendly and would check in during the session to see if I needed anything and were very attentive. But top praise goes to my artist Paul!! His professionalism, friendliness, cleanliness and attention to detail were absolutely faultless and I ended up with a Tiger tattoo that was beyond my expectation, I’m so so happy with it! I would without doubt recommend Paul and the CB Ink team to anyone and already have my next tattoo lined up for Paul! Can’t wait till next time.

Whole experience was awesome. From getting it booked in and right up to the final product. Paul was awesome and made the whole experience comfortable and enjoyable and will be going back to him for my next piece. If you want any work done see the guys at CB Ink they are so professional and the salon is spotless. Cheers guys.

Did my first ever piece with Paul to cover up a sports injury scar on my thigh. Paul was very understanding and professional about everything. Constantly checking with me to see if the pain level is manageable especially on the injury areas. He also have his ideas on how he think your piece can look better. His skills were just amazing, I’m still speechless at how amazing my piece looks. The service from the staff were amazing, from the consultation to the actual tattoo day, they always ensured I had no queries. While I was getting my piece done, they came to check on the progress. All in all, my piece looks awesome and i’m really glad I got mine done at CB Ink Tattoo. Will definitely be back for more in the near future!

Paul’s Most Popular Colour Realism Tattoos