Ink Me Up

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Ink Me Up
Artist Squid Sisters
Vocals keity.pop
Mari Kikuma
Callie (in-game)
Marie (in-game)
Game Splatoon
Splatoon 2
Splatoon 3
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Heard in
Splatfest Regular Battle
Squid Beatz
Squid Sisters amiibo
Heard in
Splatoon 2
Splatfest battle (first day of Chaos vs. Order only)
Heard in
Splatoon 3
Album Splatune
Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-
Splatoon 2 Live in Makuhari -Tentalive-
Track list no. 3 (Splatune Disc 2)
22 (Splatoon Live in Makuhari)
2 (1st Concert, Splatoon Live in Makuhari)
11 (2nd Concert, Splatoon Live in Makuhari)
23 (Cho City 2016, Splatoon 2 Live in Makuhari)
Genre Pop
BPM 172
Key signature A minor
Length 2:13
Audio file

Ink Me Up is a song performed by the Squid Sisters.


Ink Me Up is an energetic pop song, featuring the two cousins singing over an electronic composition, with a few elements of rock. When the song played in battles in Splatoon, Callie and Marie could be heard hyping up a crowd; one of their voice clips played at roughly 1:39. The team in the lead in the battle will have its respective idol cheer during the song. These voice clips are only played during Splatfest battles, but Callie and Marie do hype up the crowd in a similar fashion during their live performances. It was the only battle theme that played during Splatfests in Splatoon, other than Now or Never! during the final minute and a special version of the Calamari Inkantation during the end of the Callie vs. Marie Splatfest. It can also be heard in Squid Beatz after hearing it during a Splatfest, and it is included in Splatune and Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-.

The song returned in Splatoon 2 as a battle track for the first day of Chaos vs. Order. The Squid Sisters' chants are heard more often during this version of the song, always playing at 2:35, 1:59, 1:39, and 1:03. In Splatoon 3, the song can be heard in the jukebox if the player has downloaded the Splatoon 3: Expansion Pass.

See also: Ink Me Up

Ink Me Up is also featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It has a chance of playing on Moray Towers, and can also be heard in the Sounds section in the Vault menu.


The booklet included with Splatune gives the official lyrics for Ink Me Up. The lyrics are nonsensical; the Japanese hiragana simply gives the pronunciation.

Hiragana Version

うぃにぃ うぇりあ とゅってらてそかも
ひゃりひゃり へらほら ふぃにぃにぃ

うぃにぃ うぇりあ とゅってらてに うぇのあ

Hey! × 6

ほにゃひらえ にゅるにの
うぇねにの のに うぇねのお

ほにゃひらえ にゅるりの
うぃーにぃ うぇーぬー ののにぬ

めにふぃらえ ないねあ
ののうぃねに ののねお

ほにゃひ うぃーにーねえ
ほにゃひ にーにーぬーぬーな な

Romaji Version

Winii weria tutteratesokamo
Hyarihyari herahora finiinii

Winii weria tutterateni wenoa

Hey! × 6

Honyahirae nyurunino
Wenenino noni wenenoo

Honyahirae nyururino
Wīnii wēnū nononinu

Menifirae nainea
Nonowineni nononeo

Honyahi wīnīnee
Honyahi nīnīnūnūna na

Other versions

Ink Me Up (Live)

During live Squid Sisters concerts, an extended version of Ink Me Up is used. Although each performance is different due to the live bands, they retain the same strong structure. They all include parts of the song not found in the original, such as a new guitar riff throughout the song, guitar and keyboard solos, and a section where a modified version of the instrumental plays. Two recordings of this version from Shiokalive 2016 and Shiokalive at Chokaigi 2016 (labelled as 1st and 2nd live versions respectively) can be found in Splatoon Live in Makuhari -Shiokalive-.

During Shiokalive at Cho Party 2016 and Haicalive Kyoto Mix, a shortened version of the live arrangement is performed as part of a medley with City of Color. The first chorus transitions directly to the guitar solo instead of repeating the song's verse. There is also some extra chanting during the keyboard solo. A recording of the Cho Party 2016 performance can be found in Splatoon 2 Live in Makuhari -Tentalive-.

Samples and interpolations

The Girl from Inkopolis

Main article: The Girl from Inkopolis

The song The Girl from Inkopolis by Turquoise October samples Ink Me Up, playing Callie's vocals in reverse,[1] as well as a percussion motif.


Live performances


  • A behind the scenes video was released showing the recording of Ink Me Up. However, the video itself uses the final recording instead of the raw performance.
  • Due to the end of Splatfests in Splatoon, it is now impossible to listen to Ink Me Up in Squid Beatz if the player has not participated in any Splatfests. Although one can still listen to the song through the amiibo performances, this still, however, does not unlock it in Squid Beatz.
  • There is a sticker of this song's logo on Marina's laptop. The physical disc of the album Splatoon 2 Live in Makuhari -Tentalive-, which was designed after the laptop, also has this logo on it.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese キミ色に染めて
Kimi-iro ni Somete
Dye Me Your Color