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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!

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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!

Building Relationships Through Blood and Ink
Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Tattoos are more than ink in skin. They are a representation of self; a symbol of remembrance: of time, place, and a representation of who we were at that exact moment in our life. The relationship between tattooer and customer is just as important as the piece of art that walks out of the tattoo …

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Bold will Hold
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Everyone gets tattooed for different reasons. Some pieces have deep meaning, some have sentimental value and/or memorial value and some are put on just because whoever’s getting it thinks it looks cool. Regardless of why you’re permanently marking yourself, it is in your best interest to take your design ideas to a well researched tattoo artist …

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Good Graces Grand Opening!
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

I’m pleased to announce that we will finally be hosting our Grand Opening Memorial Day weekend. The event will begin at noon and last throughout the evening. We will be tattooing the words “Good” and “Bad” as a thank you to our customers old and new starting at noon and will be doing the last …

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Tattoo Etiquette
Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The day has finally come. You’ve compared online portfolios, read reviews, met with an artist for consultation, and made an appointment. But now that it’s time to get tattooed, what do you need to know before you get to the shop? Try and eat something beforehand. Something light and easy is fine, so if you’re …

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New shirts in stock!
Friday, April 15th, 2016

We’ve got new Good Graces Tattoo shirts in stock this week. Re-upped on some sizes that were requested including some XXL for the big and tall guys and some more commonly requested sizes. We also have stickers and shirts in 2 more designs (click here for a preview of the other designs by Luke Worley …

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Healing your new tattoo
Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Tattooers get asked a lot of questions about aftercare. This is the point of the tattoo process customers are often most unsure of—there’s quite a bit of misinformation out there, and everyone wants to know exactly what needs to be done to insure a perfectly healed piece. The best advice is to stop listening to …

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Open for business
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

We are officially open for business as of today. Come by and say hello. We are located upstairs in the white brick building on 118 S. 17th Street right outside of downtown Wilmington. Please excuse any construction clutter as the building is still taking shape and other businesses moving in, We’re looking forward to making this a …

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Good Graces slated to open January 2016
Friday, December 4th, 2015

Hello all, Thanks for stopping by the site. We’re currently in the process of building out the shop, but thought we would give everyone an update on what’s going on. We live in a digital age, so we thought that building a shop that welcomed tattooers, illustrators and designers alike would generate an atmosphere of creativity that …

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Opening Soon
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Good Graces Tattoo & Design slated to open January 2016. Stay tuned!