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 art and 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 needles, 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 but realism and portrait work are my preference. I hope you enjoy my portfolio and when your ready for your New Tattoo I'll be here waiting. You can also see a lot of my art on Instagram @Steven cornicelli or @Milkman_tattoos_and _art,
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.
Hello! My name is Victor, I was born in the Bronx, New York. I've been an artist since the beginning of time and I've always had a passion for creation and art. Growing up, school wasn't much of an interest to me unless drawing in all my textbooks and on desks counted. You know, the beginnings of a future great artist...vandalism. Forever artist, late night gamer, and all time nerd. Love me a good series and movie. Jumping ahead I found my best interests in realism, whether it's in full pieces or micro realism, to artistic manga pieces for our anime lovers. I also love doing black and grey sci-fi tattoos and realistic horror pieces. You can catch me here at FORBIDDEN IMAGES where I'm tattooing, drawing, or brainstorming the next off the wall design.
Hello! My name is Marcus Spatuzzi, I’m from Syracuse, NY originally, but moved to Tampa before I began grade school. After graduating high school in 2013, I attended Florida State University for a short while before deciding against pursuing a degree. I worked a variety of jobs tailored around customer service and sales, which enables me to have a client-focused mentality in tattooing. I bring a creative background to the table, having drawn most of my life and been commissioned with projects such as logo design and book cover illustration. My number one priority is providing my clients with tattoos that they will be proud of for years to come. Although I am proficient in the most styles, my favorite tattoo styles include new school, neo-traditional, illustrative, calligraphy, and pretty much anything with bright colors and bold lines. I’m looking forward to helping you design your next piece of body art, contact me through this website or via my instagram at @marcusxink to get started!