Author Archive

Jarred Weinstein

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Jarred is the newest member of the team at Good Graces. Before getting into tattooing, Jarred worked in graphic design and illustration. He specializes in creating custom designs that embody the American traditional style, but he is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that his clients are satisfied with his work, no matter what their preferences might be.

Contact Jarred Today for a consultation!

Do you offer gift certificates?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Yes. They are available in the shop or available via snail mail. They are not transferable or exchangeable. Our gift certificates expire after 6 months.

Pleased to Announce

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

We are pleased to announce Nate Mcgaughy joining us full time here at Good Graces Tattoo. Nate leans more towards Japanese style of tattooing but can handle anything you throw his way. Nate is available for walk-ins and more immediate availability.
Contact him today to set something up!

Nate McGaughy

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

Hello everyone, my name is Nate McGaughy. I recently moved here to Wilmington from Virginia where I was tattooing previously. My personal style leans mostly towards Japanese and American traditional, but I also really enjoy fine line black and grey and am comfortable and confident with most all styles of tattooing. I prefer larger scale work, but smaller one-shot tattoos are great too. Looking forward to meeting some new faces and hearing your ideas. Don’t have an idea what you want? That’s fine too; I have plenty.

Contact Nate Today for a consultation!

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Anthony Neave

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

I have been tattooing professionally since 2005. I owned my own studio for about 6 years but prefer to work with other likeminded artists to mainly focus on my craft. The styles of tattooing that I enjoy the most are black and grey statue designs and realistic color designs but I can tattoo just about anything. Custom designs are my specialty and I enjoy working with my clients to create something new and original. Thanks for looking.

Contact Anthony Today for a consultation!

COVID-19 Information

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Good Graces is currently, and has been operating BY APPOINTMENT ONLY since we reopened the first of June. If you’re looking to get tattooed immediately or same day, it most likely isn’t feasible. We are currently fielding daily requests from folks and playing catch up on back burner appointments from being shut down for 2 and a half months. This has us backed up from anywhere from a few days to 2 months depending on your chosen artist. Additionally, we are only allowing one client in at a time to minimize exposure and reduce risks associated with larger gatherings of people. Most, if not all tattoo shops are operating in this fashion.

As much as we welcome walk-ins, that method of business is not conducive to this current climate. We are not accepting walkins or same day appointments at this time. We will be having guest artists periodically throughout the summer and your best bet to get in quickly would be to reach out to them directly and set an appointment. We will announce these guests on all social media platforms so stay tuned for those updates. For now, and the unforeseen future, please direct all inquiries via email to your chosen artist here and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can do that very easily through our website.

Last but not least, please practice common courtesy and good judgement by wearing a mask inside our business and wash and sanitize your hands upon entering. We are doing our part in this, sanitizing after every client in between appointments and keeping the place as sterile as possible. It is a drag, we know, but all we ask is for you to please show us the common courtesy and do the same.

Thank you for your patience and patronage through all of this. This is new territory for us just as it is with you. We are navigating uncharted waters and want to accommodate you just as much as you want to get tattooed but also want to ensure your health and safety as this has always been of utmost importance. Thank you for understanding, be safe and much love to you all.

Communication – The best way…

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

With today’s means of communication, there’s numerous ways to get in touch with friends, family and businesses alike. Several online platforms are available at the ready to communicate, but make it almost improbable to make sure you actually *get* your message to someone unless you actually talk to them face to face or on the phone – especially businesses. Between fielding emails, web inquiries, texts, DM’s through Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, it can be laborious to keep track of the daily inquiries we get here at the shop. While all these means are great and convenient, the best way to communicate with your tattooer will always be face to face conversations.

Nine times out of ten, when corresponding with a client (or potential client) via cyberspace, we always ask if you’re local and if so, if you could come into the shop at your convenience. The reason we do this is so that we can meet you, see physical examples of your ideas, see the placement that we’ll be tattooing and/or the other tattoos we may be working around/with. This face to face consultation goes a long way in making sure we know exactly what you’re wanting to do with your new tattoo and that we execute our design for you correctly and in an adequate window of time as it pertains to your appointment date and time.

There are always exceptions to the rule however. Smaller and/or “canned” designs, may not need a face to face consultation. Folks from out of town or even out of state may not have the means to come in for said consultations, we get it. However, if you’re local and have the means to make it by before your appointment, or to talk about an idea for a tattoo, by all means, please stop by! See ya at the shop.

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We’ve got you covered for the holidays

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Just a friendly reminder that we have Gift Certificates to cover those last minute holiday needs. Sure, you could get your gal some jewelry, some perfume or a pony, and your dude a wrist watch, a handgun or a falcon, but what better gift is there than the gift of beautifully adorning your loved one with a timeless tattoo? I see the wheels spinning and you’ve got nothing… because there isn’t one. Drop by the shop to get yours or you can call us at 910-769-8807 or email us at with any questions. Hope you all have a safe and memorable Holiday season. Cheers!

Temporarily Closed November 1-7

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Good Graces will be closed from November 1-7 for Fall Break. Please direct all inquiries and emails to Shawn via and Luke via and we will kindly return them once we’re back in the shop. Thanks!