Brisbane Realism Tattoos

CB Ink has several of Brisbane’s most talented realism tattoo artists specialising in this specific style of tattooing. Check out some of their incredible work below!

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You could sit here and look at pictures of tattoos all day long… but if you want ink like this on your skin, at some point you’ll have to pull the trigger!

Brisbane Realism Tattoo Artists

CB Ink is home to several of Brisbane’s most accomplished realism tattoo artists, many of whom are in extremely high demand for the exceptional quality of work they produce.

Feel free to browse through our realism specialists below and if anyone tickles your fancy, check out their profile to see more of their work!

Learn More About Realism Tattoos

Realism tattoos bring a slice of life right onto your skin, showcasing intricate designs that mirror real-world imagery with startling accuracy.

What Are Realism Tattoos?

Realism tattoos can capture anything from the delicate features of a human face to the wild beauty of nature, all with a focus on detail and lifelike representation. They require a keen eye and skilled hand, making them a testament to the artistry of the tattooist.

Micro Realism Tattoos

Micro realism tattoos scale down the grandeur of realism into miniature masterpieces. These tiny, detailed artworks often feature elements of nature, small portraits, or everyday objects, all depicted with phenomenal precision.

Raurie Tattoo Artist Micro Realism Alpaca Black and Grey Forearm Tattoo

They’re perfect for those who appreciate subtlety and detail but may have limited space or prefer a more understated tattoo.

Black & Grey Realism Tattoos

Black and grey realism tattoos use varying shades of black and grey ink to create a dramatic, often three-dimensional look without the use of colour.

Penno Tattoo Artist Animal Realism Black And Grey Owl Deer Arm Sleeve Tattoo

These tattoos are known for their ability to depict shadows and highlights, giving depth and realism to images ranging from human portraits to atmospheric landscapes.

Colour Realism Tattoos

Colour tattoos burst with vibrant ink, bringing images to life with a dynamism that black and grey tattoos can’t achieve.

Sunny Tattoo Artist Colour Realism Parrot Bird Flowers Arm Sleeve Tattoo

Whether it’s the bright plumage of a tropical bird or the subtle tones of a sunset, these tattoos capture the full spectrum of life’s colours with stunning clarity and vibrancy.

Dark Realism Tattoos

Dark realism tattoos delve into the more eerie and sombre themes, perfect for depicting scenes from gothic literature, horror, and darker aspects of mythology.

Sunny Tattoo Artist Black And Grey Realism Dark Devil Norse Mythology Arm Sleeve Tattoo

Using deep blacks and meticulous shading, these tattoos often evoke a sense of mystery and foreboding, captivating the viewer with their intense and powerful imagery.

Realism Sleeve Tattoos

Realism sleeve tattoos are a full-commitment piece, turning an entire arm or leg into a canvas for storytelling.

Rafael Tattoo Artist Realism Avengers Thor Woman Man Arm Sleeve Tattoo

These sleeves can weave together multiple realism images into a cohesive narrative, from florals and animals to significant life moments or favourite fictional characters.

Japanese Realism Tattoos

Japanese realism tattoos merge traditional Japanese tattoo themes like samurai, koi fish, or geishas with the hyper-detailed and lifelike approach of realism.

CJ Tattoo Artist Realism Japanese Geisha Tattoo

These tattoos respect the rich history of Japanese art while infusing it with a modern twist, making each piece both timeless and contemporary.

Hyper Realism Tattoos

Hyper realism tattoos push the boundaries of tattoo art, creating designs that are so lifelike they seem to leap off the skin.

Penno Tattoo Artist Animal Realism Black And Grey Pet Portrait Dog Forearm Tattoo

From the texture of an animal’s fur to the gleam of water droplets on a leaf, these tattoos demand a second look and are a true showcase of the tattoo artist’s skill and attention to detail.

Ready To Make It Real?

Book an appointment today and one of our super talented realism tattoo artists will soon be creating a masterpiece on your skin!

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Realism Tattoos?

We’ve done our best to clarify everything below, but don’t hesitate to flick us a message if you need some more information!

Why are realism tattoos considered difficult to execute?

Realism tattoos are challenging because they require the artist to replicate intricate details and textures precisely to create a lifelike representation. This style demands a high level of skill in shading, colour blending, and spatial awareness to achieve the illusion of depth and realism. The artist must also have a strong understanding of anatomy and light behaviour to accurately depict the subjects. Choosing an experienced and talented tattoo artist is essential to ensure the best results for this complex tattoo style.

How long does a realism tattoo session last?

The duration of a realism tattoo session can vary widely depending on the complexity and size of the design. Smaller pieces might take a few hours, while larger, more intricate designs could require multiple sessions.

Are realism tattoos more painful than other styles?

Pain levels depend more on the placement of the tattoo and your personal pain tolerance. However, realism tattoos often involve detailed shading and layering, which might extend the tattooing time and, consequently, discomfort.

How do I care for my realism tattoo during healing?

Proper aftercare is essential to preserve the details and colours of your realism tattoo. This includes keeping the tattoo clean and moisturized, avoiding sun exposure, and following the specific aftercare instructions provided by your tattoo artist.

Can realism tattoos fade over time?

Like all tattoos, realism tattoos can fade, particularly if exposed to the sun frequently or if not cared for properly. Using sunscreen and regular moisturizing can help maintain the vividness of the tattoo’s colours and details.

How much do realism tattoos cost?

Realism tattoos generally cost more than simpler designs due to the level of detail and the time required to complete them. Prices can vary significantly based on the artist’s expertise and the design’s complexity. For more information, check out our helpful tattoo prices guide.

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