18+ years experience / classic and asian themed tattoos

Josh May was born in Nashville, TN and raised here in Atlanta, GA.  Leaving Atlanta shortly after turning 18, May travelled the Southeast and Pacific Northwest, eventually landing in Missoula, MT, where he spent the next 12 years of his life enjoying the great outdoors, and playing in numerous Rock, Surf and Honky Tonk bands.  May spent his nights bar tending and playing music while taking art classes at the University of Montana and learning the craft of tattooing under the guidance of Aaron Campbell.

May began tattooing professionally in 2002 and eventually moved back to Atlanta where he now works at Thunderbolt Tattoo in the Druid Hills area of Atlanta under the tutelage of Joe Vegas.    May enjoys tattooing is several different classic styles, and feels it it his duty as a craftsman to be versatile and able to “give the people what they want.”  Josh has a particular fondness for Asian art, particularly that of Japan, Tibet and India.  Josh’s favorite styles to tattoo are traditional Japanese and Traditional American, as well as black and gray.

When not tattooing Josh can be found at home practicing one of his many hobbies, including, but not limited to:
Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Playing Music, building Electromagnetic Tattoo Machines, Riding Motorcycles, Gardening Bonsai, and the list goes on and on!