Ink Me Up

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

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

Description

Ink Me Up is an energetic pop song, featuring the two cousins singing over an electronic composition, with a few elements of rock. During battles in Splatoon, Callie and Marie could be heard hyping up a crowd; one of their voice clips played at roughly 1:39. 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 were heard more often during the song; always playing at 2:35, 1:59, 1:39, and 1:03.

See also: Ink Me Up

This 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.

Lyrics

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

Ink Me Up Lyrics

Winyi weria t'yutteratesokamo
Hyarihyari herahora finyinyi

Winyi weria t'yutterateni wenoa
Nyinyineno

Hey! × 6

Honyahirae nyurunino
Wenenino noni wenenoo

Honyahirae hyururino
Wiinyi weenuu nononinu

Menifirae nainea
Nonowineni nononeo

Honyahi wiiniinee
Honyahi niiniinuunuuna na

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
にぃにぃねの

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 ひゅるりの
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

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.

Trivia

  • 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.

Gallery

Live performances

Etymology

Names in other languages

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

References