Custom. Modern. Classic. 

Ink or Swim is an award-winning tattoo and piercing studio based along the historical Lincolnway corridor in Valparaiso, Indiana. Since opening our doors in April 2016, our mission has been to maintain a safe, clean, and friendly environment for your permanent skin art.

We guarantee your experience at Ink or Swim will be above and beyond your expectations in every facet. We only use industry-leading supplies and products, and our team of artists and piercers are expects in every aspect of the industry. But don't just take our word for it, read through our reviews to see what our clients have to say! 

Before we opened, Ink or Swim joined the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and became the first, and still only, tattoo industry member in the history of the city. 

Who We Serve

At Ink or Swim we have clients from around Northwest Indiana, and regularly service Valparaiso, Chesterton, Michigan City, Portage, Hobart, Merrillville, Crown Point, LaPorte, and beyond. We even have clients from as far away as Seattle and Miami! Our clients come from all walks of life and ask for all different kinds of tattoo styles and subject matter. 

Our artists will tattoo just about anything you want on your body, however we do reserve the right to not perform certain tattoos based on their subject matter and/or their placement. In most situations, we will gladly provide alternatives and work with you to ensure all parties are satisfied.

There is absolutely zero tolerance of employees, artists, clients, or anyone else within our walls discriminating against someone  based on their creed, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.