Welcome. Diving Swallow is a tattoo studio of female and gender queer artists in downtown Oakland, California. A unique space in the East Bay, we have evolved into a collection of artists who can create the custom ink art that you are dreaming of. We make art on the skin and other surfaces in a wide range of styles and subject matters. Color, black and gray, hand poke, botanical, back piece, lifework, fine line, decorative, ornamental, realism, painterly, and neo-traditional we do it all with a strong and sensitive hand. We also sell tattoo after-care salves and ointments, herbal elixirs, and fine art prints.