Team 'No Pants'
Kerri – Shop Management
Kerri hails originally from Harrisburg, PA, and spent much of her life growing up going to the Jersey Shore and other notable Mid-Atlantic locales for concerts and cheerleading competitions. Kerri attended Butler University for Recording Industry Studies, and she has a deep passion for music and art. She married Michael in 2013 in St. Joseph, Michigan before the couple moved back closer to her family in Pennsylvania. Kerri has worked as a manager in salons for a long time, and brings a wealth of service industry knowledge to Ink or Swim. After Michael convinced her to attend a Seattle Sounders soccer game with him, she fell in love with singing and cheering alongside the Emerald City Supporters across the country, but her favorite things are her two chihuahuas Picco and Chipp. Her tattoo sleeves are mostly inspired from outside artwork taken from the musical Razia's Shadow, but she is just as proud of her fully custom work she has on her legs as well.
Lee – Business Management
"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 financial and business advisor, Lee puts 20 years of experience in IT, Software Development, and Technical Consulting to work in a significantly more meaningful way to help propel the Ink or Swim brand forward. After a self-realization that he wanted to do more than work for 'The Man' for the rest of his life, Lee partnered up with Kerri and Michael whom he knew through their combined efforts in support of the Seattle Sounders Football Club, and after only a brief discussion realized the pair were onto something significant. He instantly joined forces with the couple. Lee has a good number of differently styled tattoos, and is currently getting work done on two dueling ships on his calves.
Michael – Marketing & Digital Properties
Michael grew up in Chesterton, Indiana and has traveled all over the world. He attended IUPUI in Indianapolis for his undergraduate education, earning a degree in American History, minoring in Religious Studies, and writing professionally for multiple sports and music outlets. He and Kerri moved to Harrisburg, PA after getting married in St. Joseph, Michigan in 2013, but moved back to Northwest Indiana in the Spring of 2015. A member of the Emerald City Supporters, a Seattle Sounders FC fan group, Michael is a fervent soccer fanatic, traveling with Kerri to as many games around the country as possible. Most of his tattoos are neo-traditional styled, with a couple portraits mixed in for good measure. He occasionally works for the tattoo supply company Razorblade Pro at tattoo conventions around the country, and spends his regular work week at +WeCreate Media as the Marketing Specialist.