We do consultations before starting any new project to get a better feel of where you want the tattoo, what you are getting tattooed, and why you are getting your tattoo. Some things can be worked out online for out of town clients, but the more personal attention we can give your idea beforehand, the better we can execute the design.
Go to our artist’s pages and view their galleries. Once you’ve chosen an artist, click on the “book an appointment” tab on any page and follow the instructions to submit a tattoo request. Due to the volume of requests we receive, it can 1-2 weeks to respond to your initial request, so please be patient with us.
*Please keep in mind that putting in a request doesn’t always mean that our artists will be able to do your tattoo. If your selection suggests that you get tattooed by another Black Hive artist, or an artist at another Jacksonville shop, it is not to say they think your tattoo is a bad idea, it just means they either think another artist is a better fit for your project, or it’s just not their cup of tea.
In the end, it’s better to have the artist that is the best fit and is excited to tackle your project, rather than forcing them to do something that they are not comfortable with.
*Two additional and VERY important points:
1. We are an appointment only shop. So, depending on the size of the projects our artists are currently working on, the wait to get any medium to large project tattooed can potentially be an additional 5-6 months AFTER you get on an artist’s waiting list. That is to say, they wouldn’t be able to get your tattoo started until 5-6 months after initial contact.
2. Because of difficulties we’ve had in the past, our artists will no longer give estimates over email or the phone. Once an artist has made contact you must come to the shop for a consultation to get a rough estimate of a tattoo design’s cost. Consultations are free of charge, but none of our artists will begin a drawing or set an appointment without a non-refundable deposit.