Welcome to Deano Cook’s
Sink Or Swim Studio and Gallery

1289 Roswell Rd Marietta GA 30062
Studio Hours:
Monday – Saturday  12-9
Sunday 12-7
Hi, we’re Deano and Erin Cook and we want to thank you for calling and/or considering Sink or Swim Studio and Gallery your tattoo, piercing and laser tattoo removal home. We’re proud and honored to be the longest running tattoo and piercing studio in Cobb County, GA. Operating in the same location since 1995, our core values have never changed. Deano’s mom used to say “give the people good service and a quality product and you won’t go wrong”. She was right then and we still stand behind that very premise today!
We’re often asked why we changed the name to “Sink or Swim” and simply put we’re a husband-and-wife team that believes you either make it happen or you don’t. We take chances and believe in the power of achieving anything you set your mind to.
Just keep swimming.
We’re professional underwater photographers and Scubapro Global Dive Team Members focused on spreading our love for sharks, sea turtles and the importance of protecting our oceans through our photography, videography, Deano’s beautiful oil paintings and what he is world renown for, realism tattoos.
At Sink or Swim we are surrounded by a team of extremely talented and highly respected tattooers and piercers in the industry. In fact some of our artists and piercers have been with us building relationships and earning the trust of clients for over 22 years. It is our guarantee to give every client an exceptional experience, leaving with a one of kind, high quality product.
Thank you for checking out our website. We hope to “SEA” you in our newly expanded studio soon.

Laser Removal

Permanent Make-Up

Welcoming Guest PMU Artist Tara Krukowski

Sink or Swim Studio

1289 Roswell Rd Suite 400

Marietta GA 30062


Kalev carrow
Kalev carrow
Super professional staff and parlor. Transparent pricing, really liked how they explained the process.
Isaac Tinda
Isaac Tinda
This was exactly what we were searching for when getting our 6-year-ear old's pierced. The staff was excellent; they were helpful, polite, and friendly. There was no coercion or pressure on our child. We needed some extra help a few weeks following the piercing, and April was ready to answer. We will return if our other child wishes to have their ears pierced as well.
Jay Mackins
Jay Mackins
Heather Hand
Heather Hand
Everyone here is so professional. The studio is clean, tastefully appointed, and was even beautifully decorated for the holidays as well. Chet did an amazing reconstruction on my floral half sleeve, and then added some additional flowers. Absolutely stunning. I loved having the other artists in and out looking at the progress, and everyone was so kind to offer me something to drink and make sure I was comfortable. This was nothing short of a stellar experience and I will definitely be referring everyone I know. My best tattoo experience ever.
Stephanie Sannuti
Stephanie Sannuti
Great experience. They’re the best for sure. Very professional and help me decide how to pull my idea together… so happy I returned here to fix other tattoo shop work… Chris was amazing tattoo artist 👨‍🎨
Merian Callaway
Merian Callaway
Very clean environment and knowledgeable technicians. Definitely my "go to spot" for body art.
Joseph Zorzoli
Joseph Zorzoli
Very good and professional shop, great customer service. No need to be nervous when coming to Sink or Swim!
Tina Mendros
Tina Mendros
This place is TOTALLY AMAZING!!!!! Such a wonderful atmosphere, very friendly staff, and VERY VERY CLEAN!!!! I DRIVE 3 HOURS to get to this place and I will continue to drive it each time I need one of the services they offer!!!!! Dani is AMAZING

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1289 Roswell Rd.

Suite 400

Marietta, GA 30062


Front Desk

Monday – Saturday

12pm to 9pm


12pm to 7pm

Studio Policies

1. No Smoking
2. No Refunds
3. No Personal Checks
4. No Unattended Children
5. You MUST BE 18 to get tattooed
6. For piercings, if you are under 18 your biological parent or legal guardian must be present and you must both present photo ID*. Underage piercings are limited to the following: 14 years old and up for Navel, 15 and up for eyebrow, ear cartilage or nostril; and 18 and up for extreme piercing such as but not limited to industrials and orbitals, genitals, and nipples
7. You must have proper photo ID*
8. 72  hour notice is required to change an appointment
9. You must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol
10. You must be responsible for your own personal items

* Examples of a valid ID are a drivers license, passport, or other official, state-issued photo ID