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 and moved here to Florida in early 1996. At 18 I received my first very small and I mean small scorpion tattoo after that I was hooked. I have been into the art of drawing since I can remember, mostly comic book style. I also attended SUNY Farmingdale, for Art and the Art Institute for Media Art. After that first tattoo I recieved I knew Tattooing was something I had to do but alas, in the eighties tattooing in NY was still very taboo and hush-hush. Almost ten years later after lots of trial and error I broke through because of misfortune. In 1996 my misfortune turned into fortune, I brought my portfolio to a shop out on 19 called Black Diamond and I apprenticed for the owner Ron, for about 6 months, I traced, made neeles, and cleaned toilet bowls...then I tattooed. I broke into the tattoo industry and have been tattooing ever since. I also worked for Lou's Tattoos on the corner of 4th and Gandy for 15 years as the "Milkman". I have been praticing the Tattoo Arts for 20 years. My style is versatile, realism and portrait work are fave. I hope you enjoy my portfolio and when your ready for your New Tattoo I'll be here waiting.
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.
Hey there everyone! My name's Stefanee or for short, Stef and I come from the garden state, New Jersey. Finally deciding to uproot my life for some well needed change at the age of 26, I moved to Florida and happily found a spot here as a part of the family at FORBIDDEN IMAGES TATTOO! I'm a Tattoo Artist by day and a Video Gamer by night! I have always had a knack for the arts, ever since I was a very young child whether it be drawing, sculpting, painting; every medium seemed to come naturally to me. Yet, the art I truly found my PASSION in is the art of tattooing; everything takes practice to become great and this is where I decided to fully hone in my skills as an artist. Creating beautiful, clean pieces of art for your skin is what I love to do whether it's in color or black and gray. Modifying your body to express your inner self is a goal I've held very dear to myself as an artist since the beginning of my adventures into the world of tattoo art. Through my experience in life, I want every one of my clients to never feel repressed or held down, just let yourself be free and find who your truly are! <3 My favorite art styles to work with are the following: Japanese Anime, Comic Book/Illustrative/Cartoon Art, Neo Traditional, Black-Ink Tattoos and Script. When it comes to my work you can expect perfection simply because I wouldn't want to give you anything less than what you deserve which is the best.