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. Ink or Swim is the first, and still only, Tattoo Shop member of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. All of us are committed to building a better community and supporting local artists of all kinds.

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 experts 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! 

Who We Serve

At Ink or Swim we have clients from around Northwest Indiana and beyond, some regularly coming from as far away Seattle, Miami, Los Angeles, and Turkey! Our clients come from all walks of life, seeking all different kinds of tattoo styles and subject matter. 

Our artists will tattoo just about anything you want on your body. We do reserve the right to not perform certain tattoos based on their subject matter, composition, and/or their placement. In nearly every situation, 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. We love you, all of you, and want to ensure you get the best tattoos and piercings!