Tattoo Shop

Founded in 2002, State of Grace is a professional tattoo shop with the highest standards for art and cleanliness. We are located at 221 Jackson Street in San Jose, California. We are open 7 days a week and while traditional Japanese tattooing is our specialty, our staff is well versed in a variety of styles. Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome too! Please take a minute to check out our portfolios! Thank you.


State of Grace Inc is also a publishing house. We are proud to have published first ever monographs and art books with some of the most important and influential tattoo artists of this age. Our books are distributed by Last Gasp, Cold Skin, Kinokuniya Bookstores and Kingpin Tattoo Supply.

Bay Area Tattoo Convention

State of Grace co-hosts the Bay Area Convention of the Tattoo Arts; a small high quality tattoo convention that has garnered critical acclaim world wide and attracts elite artists from all over. The show began in San Jose in 2005 and has continued annually ever since. In 2010 the show was moved to Burlingame right by the SFO airport.


State of Grace is proud to be located in San Jose Japantown, one of only three Japantowns left in the US. It's a good fit for us with our emphasis on Japanese tattooing and we love being a part of the close knit community of small businesses and community organizations.