With 25 years of licensure and five licenses between them, the beauticians of Premadonna's Salon have employed the latest in salon and spa treatments to bring out their clients? best features. The staff specializes in permanent makeup, especially for corrective purposes, using the interdermal pigmentation method?during which they apply micro insertions of natural pigments into the skin. Beautician Stacey is also a licensed tattoo artist, and teaches the art of tattooing at a separate training center. The chic South Tampa location is sheathed in denim blue walls and black furnishings.
Tattoo artists Adam Natonio and EighJay Mauro were graphic designers and visual artists. At Standing Art Tattoos & Art Gallery, they are able to combine their experience and passions into a tattoo studio with an art gallery, which has pieces available for purchase. The studio has won awards at Tampa Bay Tattoofest, and been featured in Skin Art Magazine, Skin Shots Magazine, and Tattoo Envy Magazine.
Co-founders Spooks "Spooky" Joya and Legion Avegno preside over a chorus of humming needles at Fallen Sparrow Tattoos, where a team of talented, professional artists customizes bodies with unique tattoos and piercings. After serving in apprenticeships under some of New York City’s most renowned inkers and pulling his first tattoo needle from an immovable stone, Spooky continues to decorate skin with pristine line work and elegant scripts. Co-artist Legion sits beside Spooky in the hygienic studio as he converts clients’ half-formed ideas into colorful sleeves or black-ink tuxedo jackets. Piercers Billy and Tyler work alongside their tattooing counterparts, busily bedecking bodies with custom surface and deep-tissue piercings.
Hustle Harder Inc.'s name is also its mantra, as the staff pledges to meet all of its clients' needs. That's no small task, considering that it boasts more than a dozen enterprises in its wheelhouse, and manages to underscore every service with a thread of positive messages. A team of in-house tattoo artists use subjects as their canvas, while a house crew of cinematographers and set-builders work with an in-house planning team to create live events.
Hustle Harder's in-house apparel lines, meanwhile, create a more permanent image. Logo apparel for men and women, customizable watches, and fitted hats are emblazoned with edgy, tribal designs and motivational words. The company also encourages an active lifestyle with energy drinks and gear for extreme sports. These products are also intended to serve a noble goal: helping under-served kids out of dangerous lifestyles and into sports.
The indelible ink that Martin Ramos impresses upon skin tells a story, be it about a client's personality, origins, or loved ones. Martin wields the ink like an artist?it helps that he's also a painter?to cover flesh in both intricate and simple designs, though realism is his specialty. His work includes delicately floating flowers and butterflies, carefully printed text, and brightly hued skulls, among many other subjects. Martin custom draws each tattoo, ensuring that no two skulls look alike?or have the same name.
Roma's casual Italian eatery entices patrons with an expansive menu packed with New York–style hand-tossed pizzas, homemade pastas, hot subs, and gourmet salads. Each pie is hand-stretched and topped to order, whether you want to create your own or select from one of Roma's 14 gourmet pizzas, such as a large hometown Hazleton with spicy italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, onions, and mozzarella ($15.95). Keep it simple with a bubbling slice of cheese ($2.50) or pick a pie ranging in dimension from 10 inches ($5.95+) to the extra large 18-inch disk ($14.95+). Less circle-centric diners can nosh on any of the hot or cold sandwiches, such as Roma's specialty philly cheesesteak ($6.95) or turkey and swiss packed in a tomato basil wrap ($6.95). Burgers, salads, and a variety of pasta dishes fill out the nonround portions of the menu.