JIMI MAY www.jimimay.com

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TATTOOING?
4.5 years

WHERE DID YOU START TATTOOING?
Dee Why Tattoo

WHAT WAS YOUR INITIAL INTEREST IN TATTOOING FROM?
I've always loved tattoos. After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, I made the jump to tattooing.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE STYLES TO TATTOO?
Black and grey realism
Portraits

WHO/WHAT ARE YOUR INFLUENCES (tattoo, art, music... anything)
Renaissance art. My work is highly influenced by Renaissance Masters (i.e. Caravaggio, Leonardo, Michelangelo)

Rock 'n' Roll music. Growing up playing in rock bands, I was always around a tattooed culture

WHAT ARE YOUR INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF TATTOOING?
Painting
Playing guitar / music

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS (career/art)
Keep travelling with my art and tattooing. I would like to have a healthy balance with tattoos and painting.
Staying creative every single day.

DO YOU DO ANY OTHER ART THAN TATTOOING?
Oil painting; I travelled to Florence to do schooling along with graduating in a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School.
 

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