LITOS is originally from RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL. His career started at the age of 12 years old. Dedicated his life and still does with a undeniable passion and commitment. LITOS & his wife JULIE are the heart and soul of FORBIDDEN IMAGES . Our studio has a very relaxing vibe, with the excitiment of our commitment to the ART of Tattooing. LITOS has been tattooing in the tampa bay area for over 30 colorful years, creating a everlasting fullfilment to all the clients that have being expose to his ART. His wife JULIE, has brought her talent of decorating vision and skill to run a very beautiful and successful studio.
Hey everyone my name is Steven Cornicelli. I was born in Maryland and grew up on Long Island. At 18 I received my first very small and I mean small scorpion tattoo after that I was hooked. I have been drawing my whole life and tattooing was something I had to do but in the eighties tattooing in NY was still very taboo and hush-hush. Almost ten years later I broke through because of misfortune. But my misfortune turned into fortune in 1996 I broke into the tattoo industry and have been tattooing ever since.
Jeremiah McCabe has been perfecting the technique of professional tattoo art since completing his apprenticeship in 2001. He learned to tattoo from Perry Stratton in Lapeer, Michigan. Jeremiah worked with him until moving to Florida in 2007. When he reached Florida he started working with Litos this is where he started his journey into realism. Jeremiah spent the next four years mastering the art of realism in his tattoo work. In 2011 Jeremiah felt as if there was more out there for him and decided to move again and found himself working with a few of his good friends: with this move he was able to start focussing on the type of art that he loved the most new school. New school art to Jeremiah really gives him the freedom to use his imagination and push himself to become more creative. The best thing about being a tattoo artist for Jeremiah is that he gets an opportunity to travel all over this world and he really loves what he does. He gets to push himself each day to become better and use his imagination to help other express themselves through body art. Jeremiah is willing to take on anything that he has placed in front of him; with this motivation he feels that each person that sits in front of him gives him the opportunity to become a better artist. Since 2013, Jeremiah has been working at Forbidden Images in Trinity, FL with Litos, Julie, Frank, and Steve and continuing to evolve his style even further. Along with making the move to Trinity, 2013 was the beginning of Jeremiah's tattoo travels. He has traveled all across the country and the world to some of the most prestigious tattoo conventions and studios there are, winning awards and accolades along the way. From the Ink Life tour, to Seattle, to his hometown Motor City tattoo expo in Detroit has had the honor to tattoo alongside some of the industries greats. The international scene is also no stranger to Jeremiah's brand of artwork. He's been invited to work in top conventions in England, France, and Switzerland over the past two years and continues to plan more international exploits in the future.
In 2014, Jeremiah was asked by Waterloo Tattoo Workstations to join the Waterloo Elite sponsor team. It was an easy decision to join a team that includes artists such as Jeff Gogue, Liz Cook, Bob Tyrell, and Timmy B just to name a few of the 20 amazing artists. Keep an eye out for Jeremiah's signature edition Waterloo workstation in the near future! Along with Eternal Ink, Jeremiah is sponsored by some of the top products in the tattoo industry.
In addition in 2014, Jeremiah won awards for Best Female Leg Sleeve and Best Overall Male at Ink Life Tour stops in Tampa and Fort Myers. Then in 2015, Jeremiah was invited to tattoo at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA. As part of that convention his nerd dream came true, as Jeremiah became an Officially licensed artist with Lucasfilm!
Born and raised in the swamps of Florida, Frank Lewis brings you art to be appreciated!
Influenced by elements that stand the test of time, I enjoy American and Japanese Traditional; although, I'm certainly not limited to these styles. I guarantee I will take your vision and transform it into a work of art that you (and everyone else) will appreciate.
So please, send me an email or better yet--swing by the shop. We strive to keep our atmosphere as inviting as possible...so don't be a stranger.