Born from a passing conversation,  a quick talk of how to make things better for the tattoo artist and their clients, while still taking care of the shops owners.  

Erik and Tom decided they had to find a new way to make things work in better favor for the actual artist and to give their clients an overall better tattooing experience.  Hence, Vital Ink was created.

Vital Ink is a tattoo studio designed with the clients comfort and satisfaction at the forefront, Everyday.  We work hard to ensure the clients vision is met, giving them professional help and design strategy to be sure they receive a tattoo that they will love and enjoy for the rest of their lives.

We also like to have a good time,  witty banter and an overall light and fun feel to the shop is what not only makes the clients experience fun,  it will keep them coming back for more. 

Meet Our Team

Tom "Bonehead" McNeil


Hi!!   I'm Tom,  I like long walks on the beach, coffee by the gallon and doing tattoos. 

Starting off as an airbrush artist and pinstriper, specializing in custom painting motorcycles. I took the leap and transitioned into tattooing about 6 years ago.

I enjoy doing most styles of tattooing.. from Black and Grey, New School and custom script tattoos.  I work hard to keep my clients vision in mind while working on their design.  I like to keep my appointments light, fun and comfortable.  Thank you for reading this mumbo jumbo.  

Please check out my portfolio..let's get something started...

Toms Portfolio

Erik Hilliker


Erik has been drawing since he was 5 years old and has been an artist and avid reader most of his life.  In 1990, needing a job badly. Erik started drawing tattoo flash for area shops and delivered the packets himself.  Soon his best friend encouraged him to learn tattooing and offered his own skin for practice, the rest is history.

Erik has a fondness for tattooing skulls, monsters, birds, flowers, sci-fi and video game characters. 

 Come in and see Erik, he would love working with you to create an amazing custom tattoo.

Eriks Portfolio

Drew Martins


Drew has come to work here at Vital Ink!  Former owner of Maineline Ink in South Berwick, Maine.  Drew decided he'd like to take some time and travel,  he will be using our shop as his home base when he comes back to town.  He will be in the shop by appointment and taking the occasional walk-in.  

Drews portfolio

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Vital Ink Tattoo

528 Calef Highway, Barrington, NH, USA

(603) 905-9086


Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 7pm