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Emily Hefley’s Dead Tattoos

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

There is just something about the Grateful Dead. There is a whole culture of music, art, travel, food, and business just in the parking lot. I always described it to those unfamiliar as a circus for nomads. I love that the grateful dead did things their way and allowed folks to record live shows and share them. The deep culture that was created around this epic band is not easily understood or embraced by the common artist. Here at Cosmic Tattoos, we consider fellow deadheads extended family. We fully embrace and understand the Grateful Dead and welcome all deadheads to stop in even just to say hi because we love meeting new family. The more customary imagery, the Steal your face, Bertha skull, Terrapin turtles, Dancing bears, etc are obvious and wonderful choices for designs. But we are also able to turn your wild ideas, or your favorite songs into beautiful images as well. Our head artist Emily Hefley is the Grateful Dead guru in-house, but we also welcome our Deadhead artist friends from across the country to guest spots now and then. Keep an eye out for new and exciting art, artists, and events happening right here at Cosmic Tattoos!

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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.