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Our artists no longer accept project requests via the shop email, because Black Hive tattoo no longer uses a “waiting list” format for booking appointments. It became too problematic so we have shifted to an “opening notification” based system for all future appointments.

For anyone already getting tattooed with general questions that aren’t covered in our website, contact your current artist directly, or you can reach our administrative assistant at, but they will NOT accept project requests. Any requests sent not in the format required in the newsletter project call will be deleted without response.

While it can vary widely from artist to artist, most of our artists will be putting out a call for new projects every three to four months. To get tattooed by please read the following information, and follow the instructions:

Our artists no longer take “cold call” project requests.
Each artist puts out a call for new work roughly when they have room for new projects, and notifications regarding when they are accepting new projects are posted exclusively via the shop newsletter.
You can sign up for the shop newsletter on by clicking the “newsletter” tab on the homepage of and filling out the form, but here is a direct link:

*DON’T FORGET! Look for the confirmation email in the ten or 15 minutes afterwards and follow the instructions to add us to your address book, or the you not receive our newsletter.
If you get the confirmation email, but you do not add us to your address book, your inbox will eventually start marking our emails as spam because it comes from a bulk email service provider.
At that point you will stop seeing our emails, so ADD US TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. If you’d like to get ahead of the game, here’s the email address you copy and paste to add it to your email contacts: via

Thanks in advance for your patience,