Shawn Dougherty

Tattoo Artist | Good Graces Tattoo Owner

Shawn is a tattooer and co-owner of Good Graces Tattoo in Wilmington, NC. He has a bachelors of Architecture from Temple University. While in school, he studied abroad in both Tokyo and Rome. After graduation, he transitionioned into steel fabrication, working for Face Design in NYC. He eventually returned to Philadelphia, starting his own business as a designer and builder, renovating residential and commercial properties primarily in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia. He eventually returned to academia, teaching at Temple University as an adjunct, and then full time in the architecture department at Philadelphia University, where he worked until bagging it all, to become a tattooer. His tattoo apprenticeship brought him to Wilmington NC, where he worked as an indentured servant at Family First Tattoo in exchange for a tatter's education, eventually moving on to Artfuel Tattoo, then to Invoke Tattoo, and finally opening his own shop, with his partner Luke Worley, at Good Graces Tattoo.
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