Ink or Swim Tattoo is an award-winning tattoo and piercing studio based along the historical Lincolnway corridor in Valparaiso, Indiana. From day one, we set out to create a safe, clean, and friendly environment for your permanent skin art and jewelry. We don't want clients worrying about shoddy equipment, tight quarters, or pushy artists at Ink or Swim; here, you're treated like family. We are one of the only 100% 5-Star Rated tattoo shops in the area on FacebookGoogle, and Yelp.

Much like the high-end salons co-owner Kerri lead prior to owning the shop, your experience at Ink or Swim will be above and beyond your expectations in every facet. Our dedication to a clean, professional environment is apparent in everything we do, from using industry-leading suppliers to employing the best artists in around.

A major part of our commitment to excellence is to be positive pillars of the Valparaiso community. Before we opened, Ink or Swim joined the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. Our membership is the first and only for a tattoo business ever in Valpo, and we aim to continue redefining what it means to be a tattoo and piercing studio every chance we get.

Who is Ink or Swim?

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At Ink or Swim there is absolutely zero tolerance of any discrimination by employees, artists, and guests based on creed, disability, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Ink or Swim will tattoo just about anything you want on your body, however as a shop we do reserve the right to not perform certain tattoos based on their subject matter and/or their placement on any client’s body. In most situations we will gladly provide alternatives and work with you to ensure all parties are satisfied.

For questions about minors receiving tattoos or piercings, please visit our FAQ page, or contact the shop directly.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 855-INK-SWIM // 855-465-7946, or send an email to All consultations are totally and completely free, we want to help you take your idea and make it into a beautiful, lasting body art!