Umbrella Ink Tattoo {E} Shop Feature

by Christina Diaz

Umbrella Ink Tattoo Has Got it Covered, 8 Days a Week.

Umbrella Ink Tattoo is a small custom shop serving the custom tattoo needs of Northwest Indiana. Artists Kevin Cole and Emilio Saylor bring the bold, clean, and unique tattoos to the area with the help of shop manager, and tattoo enthusiast, writer (she wrote what you’re reading at this very moment) and photographer  mAryd (who is really cool, even if she doesn’t tattoo).  Umbrella Ink Tattoo is located conveniently between the town’s downtown area and Valparaiso University and is open for business 8 days a week.  Together, the three have come to value the small, family-like atmosphere with an attitude of service.

The three came together in May of 2009, opening Umbrella Ink’s doors to clients in the area that would become like family.  The small shop stays steadily humming, the artists ask mAry if she’s hungry (which is generally code for “please order us some food”), and the phones ring off the hook while the three take care and skill to put their all into every permanent creation in the skin.  From the initial consultation, drawing, to stencil, the three are constantly bouncing ideas off each other collaborating like siblings that actually like each other. It’s a small shop with just two artists. They do not offer piercings, hairstyling, or other non-tattoo services: they prefer to specialize in the craft of tattoo. It’s a shop that best serves its clients with a small family atmosphere since the very beginning.

“We’re a family, we just do what we do and leave the drama of the world outside our doors.  Umbrella is like our oasis, and we are proud to offer that to our clients.” said Emilio Saylor.

While the two artists have developed a preferred style, and mAryd has a knack for shaping a client’s ideas into tattooable art, the three remain dedicated to the mission “We are here for our clients, they are not here for us.” All three value the client’s input and are grateful to get be the hands that molds their client’s ideas into permanent works of art.

Umbrella Ink Tattoo remains committed to the community that supports them and gives back through fundraisers, guest artists, and art shows throughout the year.

Keep up to date on the Umbrella Family:
Umbrella Ink Tattoo
821 Lincolnway, suite 2
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-4465

Umbrella Ink Tattoo {E} Shop Feature