Origins - Steve

It all began over quarter of a century ago with a little puppy...  Ask for the whole story in person if you are interested... Steve has always been doing tattoos since theage of 16. Since little age creativity counted as a big part of his life. He received his second degree as a teacher of drawing, and has taught for 10 years in an art school. He started to work in the United Kingdom in January of 2013, and after working in some tattoo studios in Scotland, Irelandand and Wales, he ended up in London. There he opened his own shop: FBI Tattoo London. Most of the people wonder about the shop’s name... FBI... yep, that is his own name’s initials.. It's that simple. His main field of expertise are the black andgrey realism, and challenging cover-up tattoos.

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Saffron Murray - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Had my second tattoo with Isla - done an amazing job with the design and was really friendly :) Very professional when it came to cleanliness and aftercare which I really appreciated. Also, forgot to praise Steve on doing my first tattoo a couple of months back: was super friendly and chilled which made the experience less nerving. Thanks again guys, I'll definitely be back with some more tattoo requests in the future!!

Saffron Murray - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Had my second tattoo with Isla - done an amazing job with the design and was really friendly :) Very professional when it came to cleanliness and aftercare which I really appreciated. Also, forgot to praise Steve on doing my first tattoo a couple of months back: was super friendly and chilled which made the experience less nerving. Thanks again guys, I'll definitely be back with some more tattoo requests in the future!!

Abbigail Nowell - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Amazing experience from consultation to after appointment!! such great people Steve did a fantastic coverup for me the quality is spot on the prices are perfect and the energy in the shop is just so good aswell as the personalised aftercare and advice for looking after your tattoo 😊

Henry Duruji - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This tattoo studio is amazing, definitely the best I’ve ever been to! Steve treated me with great care and provided an amazing tattoo that I absolutely love. The studio vibes is great and I felt so comfortable! Even got to watch a full movie which was great to pass the time 🤣 Thanks Steve hope to see you again soon!

Dan Lawyer - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Great tattoo done by Steve he looked after me well during and after it was drawn

Filip Janczyk - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A great first time tattoo experience! Steve did an amazing job of communicating with me and giving me exactly what I wanted. They responded quickly to my emails and answered all my tedious questions. Steve gave me an amazing price and the best kind of service I could ask for. We had to make some changes last minute and he was flexible with my requests. 100% recommend if its your first time or if its your fiftieth tattoo. You'll have a laugh and come out with a piece that your happy with. Definitely plan to come here again! Thank you Steve & Sue

Joanna Nicholson - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Excellent service. I felt very comfortable and the fact they have Netflix is a bonus! My tattoo is a very special memorial piece dedicated to my best friend of 35 years who sadly lost her battle with secondary Cancer 6 years ago to yesterday (20th Jan 2022) I could not have asked for a more perfect tattoo and with the help of Steve he did his magic and brought it to life. The pain was minimal and I felt assured and relaxed. Can't wait to return for my second half and probably more in the future! Thanks Steve you did me and my Friend proud xx 💜

Kulesh Peirish - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Honestly best tattoo experience I ever had. I felt comfortable straight away. Really talented artists in the shop. I was very happy with the tattoo Steve gave me couldn’t have asked for more. Highly recommend

Saffron Murray - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steve looked after me during my appointment: super friendly and chilled environment. Very professional when it came to cleanliness and aftercare which I really appreciated. Thanks again guys, I'll definitely be back with some more tattoo requests in the future!!

Monique Malcolm - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The best tattoo places in London. Steven the owner keep doing your thing. I can't express how much this place is the best.

Simeon Hance - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steve is the man! I was lucky enough to win a giveaway competition for a free tattoo, and it just got better and better from there! He was super receptive to my ideas, and clear in explaining what would work and what wouldn't. He designed a SICK piece, while being super open to what I liked and what I didn't. Then in the chair he was quick without ever feeling like he was rushing, and I left with an awesome tattoo. Great shop for your 1st or your 100th tattoo

Marcus Rose - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Very welcoming and enthusiastic. I felt comfortable and well looked after. Really really delighted with the tattoo which was from a picture I supplied. We talked through mine and tattooist Steven's views on how to make it work on the skin and I am so very happy with the final result. The hygiene was excellent and a personalised aftercare leaflet with various creams and sprays was included. I also had 2 or 3 follow up calls from Steven to make sure I was doing my aftercare correctly and to check if I had any questions.

Ben Ben - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Good day to all of you guys! I just wanted to share the last experience I had with FBI crew. I met Steve (the magician) some times ago and told him about my project/story I wanted to be done. I’ve explained it all ,and soon we realised that the Best place to include all details will be the full left arm. For that we might need 3 rounds. It’s great to meet an artist excited ,as you can be, about your own project. All advices and ideas he brought were structured and wisely integrate on the designs, at the end everything makes perfect sense. We did a first full day session, and believe me, it was a sick , crazy ,funny, and amazing day!!!!!! The team is wicked. Put the professionalism on top of that ,and you have almost the picture of my day. Now what about the tattoo !?? Simple guys, the work on the design was great , but the final result was above expectations. Details, shading, lines etc ...... Steve killed the game!!! I’m extremely satisfied and great full for what Magic Steve did, and I can’t wait for our next full day session next week for “The 2nd Round”. I can only recommend that place ,those artists and especially Steve of course!! Ps : I’ll post a picture of the full arm after round 3 ,for you to see how great is the work. Thanks FBI crew, thanks Again and see you very soon. BEN.

Ami Villmeter - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I can never explain how grateful I am to Steve and his team. When I first reached out during lock down in tears after loosing my baby boy (dog) Steve's compassion and understanding stood out miles. He took my ideas, worked on them, advised me and allowed me to tweak what I needed. The result was simply the most beautiful design. Then lockdown lifted and my day came, I was made to feel so welcome and quite simply it was worth all the pain. Steve generated the most beautiful piece of art on me, so detailed it could be a photo of my beautiful baby boy! I will never be able to express how grateful I am! Xxx

Stephen Parry - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Had a Viking theme on my upper arm absolutely over the moon,the detail is unbelievable,Steve the owner did it top bloke ,studio was spotless ,nice coffee machine and watching Netflix for 5 hours,definitely recommend FBI tattoos Once again Steve many thanks

Daniel Montoya Hernandez - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
It was my first time at FBI Tattoo and I can’t wait until I go back! All the staff were so welcoming and friendly, they made sure that I was good by checking up on me and asking if I wanted any refreshments whilst getting tatted up. Not only that, but having the option to watch films was great, as time flew by whilst I was getting my tattoo. Steve was amazing by explaining everything in detail and making sure that I understood everything. We both worked on the tattoo beforehand to make sure it was what I wanted and we both bounced off each other with amazing ideas which led to him to create a masterpiece on my arm. I wanna say, Steve, you are an amazing tattoo artist and I’m happy to have your art on me for life! Many thanks to Steve and everyone at the FBI tattoo shop! Much love

Преслав Николов - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is simply THE BEST tattoo studio in the UK ever!!! My artist was Steve and he designed a Viking style tattoo for me. Believe me, I can’t recommend him enough for the great work he did!!! I connected with him by filling the form on the website and the response was quite quick, to be honest. Steve was very polite and positive throughout our session. In addition, I would like to add, that he gave me great advice on sizes, placement and ideas for the design - generally everything your tattoo artist needs to tell you. My design was created well in advance of my session, however, I didn’t like some bits of it, and after a short conversation with him, he told me no to worry and that he will change it. The second design that he showed me was omg, I just fell in love with it! And of course, the end result was marvellous. The aftercare was also great, including his check-ups on how everything is going. Very professional and a good artist - I definitely recommend him! Quick advice: check his youtube channel: FBI Tattoo London for inspiration to see some of his work.

Danny Williams - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
First time using FBI Tattoo. And I'll definitely be back. Nice clean shop. Steve kept me updated on any changes he made when doing the stencil. Steve made me feel at home. Offering coffee and putting films on the TV. Got through 3.5 films. Really pleased with my tattoo. Wish I could give more stars.

Patrick Lucas - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steve was fantastic! Everyone was very welcoming and explained everything to me clearly as this was my first tattoo. The atmosphere was very light hearted yet everyone takes their profession, hygiene and Covid regulations seriously. I felt like I couldn't have been in better hands during the whole session!

Barry Larkin - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What can I say about Steve and his Team - This is a top notch set up, offering some great tattoo work at a very fair price. They always go the extra mile for the customer and are very professional and organised. I've had cover up work done here and fresh work done. Very happy with the results and would recommend to anyone looking for a tattoo studio. Photo realism is a speciality of this studio so if you are looking for a life like result you will find that here as well as the usual styles of tattoos that you find in all good studios. Definitely get in touch with FBI if you want excellence of execution when it comes to Tattoos!

Harmeet - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was my first time visiting FBI Tattoo last year, I read a whole bunch of reviews and viewed Steve's work and decided he'd be the man for the job. He was brilliant throughout the process from the initial designs to getting inked. He's an awesome character. The guys at the studio are pretty happy for you to take-over their Netflix and request as many drinks as you'd like! 5 stars from me and I came all the way from west London which probably speaks for itself. Cheers Steve and the FBI crew 👍🤙 I'll defo be back soon, Harmeet

Allan McCutcheon - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Done a full day sitting with Steve today. Absolutely brilliant studio. If I could leave a higher mark I would. Got scar tissue covered. Now you can't even see them. Thank you on my road to recovery!

Judit Sólyom- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I’ve had multiple tattoos done at multiple tattoo places, but FBI Tattoos has been, by far, the best. After researching on the internet I chose to come FBI leaving behind all other Tattoo artists and it was the best decision of my life! Steve is a thorough Professional tattoo artist, who ensures that EVERY DETAIL of the tattoo has got the attention. This was my second time at FBI Tattoo. Long story in short, I had a very old tattoo(10 years ish) which was faded and dated. Steve's done an amazing job and turned my old tacky tattoo to an amazing one. Absolutely love the design and artwork. It was exactly as per the concept I had in mind and the end result is fantastic. Love the entire experience right from the design to inking. 10 for Steve and his team at FBI for Hygiene and work ethic. Amazing, friendly art team and love the whole experience. Keep up the great work. Full Respect!!

Dominykas Privalenkovas - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
On Monday I finished my forth sitting on my leg sleeve with the man, the myth, the legend Steve. If I had the chance to go back in time and change to another salon or artist I WOULD NOT CHANGE ANYTHING. I can not express it enough how lovely this place is. The whole staff is so friendly, helpful and fun to chat with. And Steve is a visionary, he listens to every single detail that I want done and he always delivers better than expected with the designs and layouts. If your looking for a place to get your first or second or fifth tattoo done, I cannot recommend FBI Tattoo enough. Steve, can't wait to finish my leg sleeve with you and afterwards I will definitely come back for my other projects.

SuperBulldog03 - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Been meaning to get a cover up for a couple of years. FBI Walthamstow was recommended by a mate. Contacted Steve who discussed my options, didn't rush, his ideas were amazing and his drawings even better. Once decided I made an appointment with Steve, after two sittings the end result is astonishing. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the staff are very friendly, cleanliness and hygiene cannot be faulted. It's clear they have worked extremely hard to build up this business and it reflects in the way this Studio is run. Going back again soon with my Wife, would not go anywhere else now. Thanks everyone at FBI Walthamstow.

Chris Christodoulou - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I finally made the decision to get a second tattoo on the back of my forearm to compliment the steampunk-style piece I'd gotten on the inside of the same arm around 10 years ago. I wanted to find somewhere fairly local, but also one with a strong reputation and accessible portfolios of the shop's artists' work. FBI Tattoo in Walthamstow seemed like a very good prospect, and, on having discussed the style via email with the owner Steve, I decided to book my appointment. Steve is hugely enthusiastic, highly experienced and deeply committed to his work. He is also extremely welcoming, friendly and was enormously reassuring during the almost day-long process of inking the tattoo itself. The result, which he inked freehand, is truly outstanding. Thank you Steve (and his lovely team) for your brilliant work and hospitality. I'd only intended to get one more tattoo, but I may be back for more...

Corin Mitchell - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steve and his team are first class professionals. The whole experience from booking to sitting in the chair is seamless. The facilities are first class. The artists are exceptional. The whole place is a 10/10 outfit. No question.

Ioannis Pap - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Where to begin. I was contacted in Tatoodo by Steve, who showed great interest in the concept I wanted - after posting the idea, with pictures of what I wanted to have. I went with two pictures (attached) and a story; I've wanted to create this as best as possible, and I have been trying to see how for a few months. Steve took it on board, we met and discussed and through the entire conversation, his enthusiasm on it was nearly matching my own - I was impressed and very happy! He came up with the idea to combine elements from the 2nd picture to the first (plant, light) and came up with the design that was done. I work in hospitality and have a background in health & safety, amongst others. I was blown away with how professionally clean the place is; and how well disciplined the artists are. Very welcoming people, with humour and smiles - an indication of a very well functioning team. Highly recommended, with excellent prices and impeccable drawings, service and professionalism. Thank you so much for helping me imprint one of the most important chapters on my life with your talent & passion, Steve.

George Cants - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Absolutely love the tattoo I got from Steve at FBI tattoo! The place itself is great, clean, with a friendly atmosphere. All the staff are friendly and genuinely nice people. I got a Viking piece from Steve on my forearm, and he did the whole thing in one sitting which was absolutely brilliant. The detail he goes into with his artwork is second to none, and he has a great passion for what he does, at it really does show with the quality of his designs. We had a few breaks, coffee and food, which nicely broke the day into more manageable chunks. Netflix on the television too! Will surely be coming back here to turn this masterpiece into a sleeve I'm sure, and I really look forward to it! Thanks again Steve!

Mandeep Singh - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A big thanks to Steve! Finally got my wolf tattoo done on Friday! Was well worth! Honest and professional... Brilliant team! Thanks so much for everything and will be back soon for another project! Thanks a million... very highly recommended!!! Mandeep aka Dips :)

Andy Belsham - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Nice studio with great guys running it. Hadn't been tattooed in years but had a lovely experience with a small tattoo from Steve. Huge thanks. We'll be back again soon I'm sure. :)

Finn Flemming - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Had a five star experience with Steve at FBI today. Staff are professional, welcoming and funny. I didn't know what to expect going in but quickly felt very comfortable and well looked after. Can recommend.

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