Black Hive Tattoo, one of Jacksonville’s premier tattoo parlors, opened in the Riverside neighborhood in 2009. Unassumingly located in a former one-story home, the shop is an emporium of artistry, etiquette and talent. Shop hours are infrequent: Tuesday through Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., but appointments can be made weeks in advance with any of the four on-staff artists via email. Walk-ins are not strictly a no-no, but most of the artists on staff are fully booked already, so don’t plan on being seen the same day. The professional, clean space caters to an intelligent tattoo crowd, and rules about intoxication or showing up with a large posse to cheer you on are strictly adhered to. If you’re just looking for a consultation, Black Hive’s amenable staff will be happy to answer questions regarding cost, time involved and location logistics for each tattoo.