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Welcome to Cosmic Tattoos

Our tattoo artists are passionate about creating the perfect tattoo design for each person. Whether the tattoo is large or small we have the experience and are prepared to work with you to deliver the best tattoo possible, that you’re sure to love.

About Cosmic Tattoos

At Cosmic Tattoos, we are proud to have a safe space for artists and collectors to work together to create extraordinary custom designs and tattoos.

Emily's Tattoo Portfolio

Check out Emily’s Tattoo Portfolio to find the tattoo style that best suits you. The next step is to contact the artist to set up a consultation or appointment!

Dead Tattoo Portfolio

We truly enjoy creating Grateful Dead tattoos, imagery and embrace all of our extended Grateful Dead family and the culture that surrounds us.

Cosmic Tattoos is one of the oldest tattoo studios in Charlotte and has proudly served the community since 2002. We are open Wednesday through Sunday from noon til 8 pm. We take both appointments and walk-ins.

The tattoo shop is owned by Emily Hefley, Emily has been tattooing since 1998. Emily’s art is featured in the book Scratch Art, a collection of scratchboard art by Tattoo Artists. She is also featured in a new book Gratefully Tattooed, a book of tattoo artists that specialize in tattooing Grateful Dead imagery.

Our main goal at Cosmic Tattoos is to set you at ease and to give each person the best tattoo that we can give them. We believe that each client is just as important as the last, and should be met with an open mind. Whether you are looking for your first tattoo or a larger multiple-session custom piece we are here to serve you. We strive to keep our atmosphere welcoming and open and provide a kind and understanding experience for all. We offer both color and black and gray tattoos, fine line or bold. Check out the artist portfolios to find the best fit for your needs. With over 20 years of experience, we are happy to guide you to the best tattoo of your life.

The tattoo parlor is an extension of who we are. We keep the space very clean and comfortable, going above and beyond what is required by the Health Department. We take pride in maintaining a safe and sanitary environment. Stop on in and have a look around!

Are you a Grateful Dead fan? That’s cool, we are too! If you are looking for someone who understands the culture and imagery of the Grateful Dead you’re in the right place. All you need are your ideas and we will make them a reality. Inspiration, move me brightly.

Ready to Get Started?

Cosmic Tattoos has proudly served the Charlotte community since 2002. We are passionate about creating the perfect design and tattoo for each person. Whether the tattoo is big or small we have the experience and are prepared to work with you to get the best result possible.

Why Choose Us

Quality Tattoo Inks

Quality Tattoo Inks

We use quality tattoo inks that are certified sterile, cruelty-free, made in the USA, and vegan.
Clean Sanitary Environment

Clean Sanitary Environment

We take great pride in providing a clean and sanitary tattoo environment.
Reliable Consistency

Friendly Environment

A welcoming environment where the tattoo artists help create and realize your vision.
We Care

Up-to-date Equipment

We use up-to-date, advanced tattoo equipment and aftercare products for an outstanding tattoo experience.
Easy Communication

Passion for Tattoos

At Cosmic Tattoos, we are passionate about creating the perfect design and tattoo for each person.
Speedy Turnaround

Creative Tattoo Artist

Emily is an extremely creative tattoo artist and is dedicated to bringing your idea to life on your skin.