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ABOUT

Grim North is a tattoo studio in Portsmouth, NH, specializing in custom tattoo designs and piercing. We have three tattooists, Stina Sardinha Wulfe, James Wulfe, and Josh Belanger. We also offer professional piercing by Stephanie Stobbs.

If you are interested in making an appointment, please fill out an appointment form and we will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you.

 

Our shop hours are Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 7pm, and Saturday 12pm to 8pm.

Piercing hours are Tues, Wed and Friday 11am to 7pm.  Thursdays 3:30 pm- 7pm. Sat 12pm to 7pm

 

Piercing is by appointment, but we take walk-ins when time allows.  Call 603.433.2616 to schedule an appointment and please make sure that you have proper ID.

We are primarily appointment based for tattoos, Josh takes walk-ins on fridays and Saturdays when time allows.

There are plenty of 2 and 4 hour parking spaces on High St. and the adjacent streets. We are also located just a few blocks from the Portsmouth parking garage. Almost all parking in Portsmouth is metered or garage.

Grim North Tattoo and Piercing
167 High street
Portsmouth, NH
603.433.2616
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The ocean and your piercing.

This is the time of year we get a lot of people who want to get a piercing and go swimming. We do not recommend it, because of chance of infection.

We often have people arguing that it’s safe, and the ocean is filled with salt water which is great for healing. Sure , saline, or a salt water rinse with sanitary water is a great way to heal a piercing. Check out our aftercare section for instructions.  But ocean water is not clean or safe.

Here’s some reasons why.

This is at the beach next to the sidewalk. There’s some in portsmouth, york, Wells, hampton. Car oil, trash, the coffee you pour out of your car window, the cigarette butts... it all goes into here when it rains.

This is at the beach next to the sidewalk. There’s some in portsmouth, york, Wells, hampton. Car oil, trash, the coffee you pour out of your car window, the cigarette butts… it all goes into here when it rains.

Here’s a whale taking a giant crap. In fact, all the ocean creatures take giant craps. And on top of that, there’s illegal wastes dumping that happens.

Here’s a whale taking a giant crap. In fact, all the ocean creatures take giant craps. And on top of that, there’s illegal wastes dumping that happens.

Here’s a picture of an oil spill. Also, the ocean is filled with minor leaks from boats, oil, and of course any shipwrecks....

Here’s a picture of an oil spill. Also, the ocean is filled with minor leaks from boats, oil, and of course any shipwrecks….

Here’s some beach pollution. So your beach doesn’t look like this. Well, they’re all connected. You wouldn’t poop in the toilet, flush it and say “well this is clean water now so I can wash my piercing in it” ....sadly the ocean is really dirty.

Here’s some beach pollution. So your beach doesn’t look like this. Well, they’re all connected. You wouldn’t poop in the toilet, flush it and say “well this is clean water now so I can wash my piercing in it” ….sadly the ocean is really dirty. That’s why everyone is so upset about pollution.

New ‘Alien Romance’ Tee Release

We put up a new tee in the shop for preorder!

ORDER HERE

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Tees will ship March 31st, and preorders will be open for the next two weeks. If you order within this window, you will receive a handful of grim stickers, goodies, free shipping within the United States, and the first 10 will receive an original alien hand drawn sketch from Josh.

These are black fashion fit unisex Next Level Apparel tees, light and thin, with discharge ink to promote a soft, comfortable feel. Perfect for staring up at the stars on a hot summer night, or running from alien terror reigning death from above.

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These will be of limited quantity so be sure you preorder from our webstore.

 

Tell your mom you want a tattoo

It’s that time of year you’ve all been waiting for.

Maybe you buy yourself a gift certificate, maybe for a loved one, or maybe you send this e-mail along to your grandma. But the end result is that its our big gift certificate sale! You’ll notice we don’t really send out mailing lists often, but every year we like to say thanks to our clients and friends by sending out some special discount codes for gift certificates. When you purchase the certificates, the code space is on the last page, after you sign into paypal, so don’t forget! http://www.grimnorth.com

On November 21 @7am These codes will turn on (they are limited to certain amounts and will stop working when they sell out):

Use code TENOFF to get $10 off of $100 or more gift certificate. (limited to 25)
Use code FORTYOFF to get $40 off of a $250 or more gift certificate (Limited to 10)
Use code HOLIDAY16 to get $100 off of a $500 or more gift certificate (limited to 10)
On Saturday November 26 @9am This code will turn on (its limited and will stop working when it sells out):
Use code TWENTYOFF to get $20 off of your gift certificate order of $100 or more.
And for those of you who will wait until the last minute, we got you. On December 16th to December 21st we will be selling a 10% off any gift certificate coupon. We will ship them out on that tuesday morning Dec 22. So they really will be LAST minute. Use the code LASTMINUTE

These gift certificates are non-refundable but they also don’t expire!

Altered hours for this week!

The shop will be closed Tuesday March 1st and Wednesday the 2nd for a shop business trip. We’ll resume normal business hours Thursday at 11am. Also in that time, any emails sent to us will be responded to when we return. Thanks in advance, and we’re off to conduct some serious, bid’ness!

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Valentine’s flash day. Sat Feb 13th 2016

This Saturday, February 13th at 12pm, we will be having a Valentine’s flash day.

What does that mean?

  • First come, first served.  We will begin a list, and it will fill up.  We only have a limited amount of time and space, and most of the designs are actually a good size, so we might be able to take 5 tattoos each… or 2.  It will depend on you!
  • You need a state ID, passport or Military ID. You have to be 18. 
  • Stina, James and Josh will each be tattooing.  Steph will be doing piercings. 
  • These designs are not one off, that means we will eventually might make prints artwork or tattoo it on other people.  We did draw them all, and they are custom designs.
  • Stina and James will share most of their designs, so you might get whoever has time.
  • Josh is an apprentice.  Please understand what that means.  He is very new at tattooing, and he is slow.  He’s still learning. Josh will ONLY tattoo his OWN designs.
  • Josh has very limited time.  He will probably only do 2-3 tattoos.  If you would like to get one of his designs, he is booking appointments for his designs only. (pizza,skull,coffee etc..) Tuesdays and Thursdays only.  Apprentice rates.  Fill out a consult form, list Josh and the design you want.  He will be happy to let you know the price.
  • No ribs, no hands, no stomachs, no necks today. Josh will ONLY tattoo arms and legs.
  • We don’t have a lot of time to make changes to the designs.  If you want things altered or added, thats ok, but you’ll have to make an appointment for a later date. For this Valentine’s day we will be doing the designs as is, and the size they are.  you CAN change the colors though!
  • The prices for Stina and James will be listed with the design on Valentine’s day.  They are slightly discounted. Most of the designs vary between $70-$300.
  • If you would like to get one of these designs, and you can’t come to our Valentine’s Flash day event, you’re welcome to fill out a consult page and make an appointment for a later day.  We always LOVE to tattoo our own art.  Questions? Give us a call or email us.  GrimNorth@me.com

We are really excited to see everyone there.  Check out some of our designs below. ( The top left designs are for Josh only.)  We are going to have all sorts of treats and candy!

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Happy 2016

Happy 2016 everyone.  2015 was a really great year, we all made awesome artwork and did a lot of really unique tattoos.  Steph did tons of piercings and people really branched out and got some beautiful piercing jewelry.

We hired Josh Belanger to be our new apprentice and he’s worked his butt off to get where he is.  He’s finally at the point where he’s going to be doing apprentice tattoos at apprentice rates. Email GrimNorth@me.com for more info.

We have a lot of plans for 2016.  Conventions, guest spots and travel.  We have some really interesting tattoos booked up already and it looks like another exciting year.

We have Shawn Hebrank confirmed for visiting March 9th, 10th and 11th.  But he’s already almost booked up, so message him really fast!

We are really excited to see what this year brings.  Make surety follow us and check back to see what other things we’re up to.

Stina, James, Steph and Josh

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