Ink or Swim Tattoo

Opened in April of 2016, Ink or Swim Tattoo is a safe, clean, and friendly environment for your permanent skin art.

Tattoo & Piercing Shop

1708 E Lincolnway - zipcode: 46383, Valparaiso - IN

Opened in April of 2016, Ink or Swim Tattoo embodies the vision of owners Kerri, Michael, and Lee, who set out looking to create a safe, clean, and friendly environment for your permanent skin art. They didn't want customers worrying about ripped chairs, tight quarters, or pushy artists at Ink or Swim. Here you're treated like a guest, not a hassle. Representative of the high-end salons Kerri managed previous to owning the shop, your experience will be above and beyond your expectations in every facet. We provide soda and water while you wait, world-class artists, and only the best aftercare products on the market.


We are open to absolutely anyone over the age of 18, or over the age of 16 with a legal guardian present. At Ink or Swim there is absolutely zero tolerance of any discrimination 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. We also reserve the right to refuse service to anyone we deem to be intoxicated or unruly. In most situations we will gladly provide alternatives and work with you to ensure all parties are satisfied.


Past Events

Ink or Swim Tattoo Grand Opening!

Come join us in the celebration of our grand opening! Throughout the day we will party, eat pi...

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Nautical Flash Day

Nautical Flash Day

In honor of our first month open, we are celebrating by having a Nautical Flash Day! Stop in f...

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Star Wars Flash Day

Star Wars Flash Day

May the Fourth be With You, Star Wars fans!
Check out our Social Media to see what Star ...

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Friday the 13th Un/Lucky Flash Day

Friday the 13th Un/Lucky Flash Day

Jason Voorhees called, he wants you to come to Ink or Swim Tattoo for special Friday the 13th ...

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Harry Potter Tattoo Weekend

Harry Potter Tattoo Weekend

Join us in celebrating Harry Potter's birthday! Our artists are coming up with a select fe...

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Ink or Swim Tattoo hosts ECS & SSFC Tattoo Day!

Ink or Swim Tattoo hosts ECS & SSFC Tattoo Day!

Ink or Swim Tattoo is owned and operated in Northwest Indiana (Chicago Suburbs) by three ECS m...

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