Paul grew up enjoying classic animation and comic books, as a snot nosed little oaf on Chicago's north side. He specializes in illustrative tattoos that incorporate people, animals, and anything creepy looking. He took up tattooing in 2007 and since then is always striving to improve his craft, constantly learning from his predecessors and peers. Paul would love to help you bring your ideas to life.

And as one of the owners of Rabble Rouser Tattoo, Paul is the “Pop” of our Mom and Pop tattoo shop!

Specialty: Creatures and Skulls, Colorful Illustrative

Tattooing Since: 2007

Availability:  Thurs-Sun  (By Appointment Only)

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To book an appointment with Paul, email him directly at  or go to our APPOINTMENT REQUEST page.

Ever since getting tattooed by Paul Deters, I’ve gone back again and again....He’s talented, sweet, funny, and calm. And best of all, he’s honest.
— Katie M. - 1/26/17
Paul is a gentleman like no other. Steady hand, fine lines and thick beard
— Kyle M. 6/2/2015
Paul was so nice and friendly. I would recommend this shop/Paul to any of my friends! Thanks for amazing tats :)
— Noah W. 6/27/2015
Paul will crush any monster or horror theme tattoo
— Travis S. 9/28/2015
Paul is big hairy guy and looks scary, but really helpful and the nicest guy around. The shop is extremely clean and really cool vibe!!!
— Brian W. 5/21/2015
Got my second tattoo by Paul. It was a great experience. He is excellent and professional.
— Jim Z. 4/22/2016