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NEW ARTIST RUBEN SALAZAR STARTING IN JULY
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

We are pleased to announce that starting this July, Ruben Salazar will be joining us here at Good Graces Tattoo & Design. Ruben has been tattooing for over 10 years,  honing his craft as a traditional tattooer. Ruben has worked in a number of street shops from California to North Carolina and is comfortable taking …

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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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New Artist, Drew Susi starting in April
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Good Graces Tattoo is pleased to announce that Drew Susi will be starting with us this April. Drew comes from Columbus, Ohio where he owned and operated Riot Ink Tattoo. Drew is a traveling artist that specializes in a unique neo-traditional graphic style with a broad color palette. Drew’s work mainly focuses on graphic portraits and combining different …

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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 shawndtattoo@gmail.com and Luke via luke.worley@gmail.com and we will kindly return them once we’re back in the shop. Thanks!

Upcoming Guest Artists
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

We are excited to announce the following upcoming guest artists we’ll be having in over the next several months. Below are the dates and contact information for the upcoming artists. Please do not call Good Graces Tattoo to inquire about scheduling as these guys will be handling their respective schedules and will do their best to accommodate folks on …

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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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Now Hiring
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

The landscape of the tattoo industry in Wilmington is changing; we would like to believe that we are changing with it. It use to be that most shops relied solely on walk-in traffic and it was entirely feasible that one could make a living based on said business. These days, the tattoo market is over saturated …

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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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Progress
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Well, the progress of the new studio is coming along, even during the holidays. The outside of the building is still under construction as there is a piano salesman and repairman downstairs. Floors have been laid, fixtures and sinks have been installed, electrical is on deck. With the remaining inspections and outfitting, we’re hoping to …

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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!