'Team No Pants'


Woman Owned

Kerri – Shop Manager & HBIC

Our fearless leader hails originally from Eastern Pennsylvania and spent much of her life growing up going to the famed Jersey Shore. Kerri attended Butler University for Recording Industry Studies, indulging her deep passion for music and art. After years spent managing high-end hair salons, she has unique insight into the dedication behind being the best  – and keeps the rest of us in line. Her two favorite things are her two chihuahuas Picco and Chipp, and her tattoos are mostly inspired from outside artwork taken from the musical Razia's Shadow. Want to win her undying affection? Bring her a Skor bar or a Milky Way when you come for your next appointment.


Veteran Owned

Lee – Business Advisor & Our Corazón

"Uncle Lee" comes to Ink or Swim Tattoo through a shared love and passion for both artistic expression and helping young people achieve their dreams. A former Coast Guardsman, and the main business advisor of the group, Lee had a self-realization that he wanted to do more than work for 'The Man' for the rest of his life. He partnered up with Kerri and Michael and developed the concept for Ink or Swim after a few short meetings together. Lee has a number of differently styled tattoos, and is currently working on dueling ships on his calves. He is responsible for the punk rock you might hear when you're in the shop.

Locally Owned

Michael – Marketing & Hype Man

Michael grew up in nearby Chesterton and attended IUPUI in Indianapolis. After a lot of professional writing, he earned a degree in History and is currently obtaining his Master's Degree in Marketing. The majority of Michael's tattoos come from rainy days at the tattoo shops he's worked at, and are mostly neo-traditional and illustrative. Occasionally he works for the supply company Razorblade Pro at tattoo conventions around the country, and spends his regular work week as a marketing professional downtown Valparaiso.