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Born from a passing conversation, Tom and Erik decided that they wanted to find a new way to make tattooing an overall better experience for the owner, the artists, and the clients... thus Vital Ink was created.

Vital Ink is a tattoo studio in Barrington, NH strictly designed with the clients comfort and satisfaction at the forefront. The team works hard to ensure that the client's vision is met with the professional help and design strategy our artists provide. We want to make sure that every client that leaves Vital Ink does so with a tattoo that they will love and enjoy for the rest of their lives.

So if you enjoy having a good time, witty banter, and an overall light and fun feel, stop by the shop! We would love to help you start working on your next project.

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Tom "Bonehead" McNeil



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

I started off as an airbrush artist and pinstriper and specialized in painting custom motorcycles. I took the leap and transitioned into tattooing in 2016.

I enjoy doing most styles, including 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!

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 Erik started drawing tattoo flash for local shops and delivered the designs himself.  Soon his best friend encouraged him to learn the art 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.


Lyndsey McElreath

Hi! My name is Lyndsey!! I love tattooing in a black and grey illustrative style. I'm an art school grad (with a job!!) with a Bachelors of fine art in illustration from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, MA. 

Art and tattooing is my passion but I also really love music, anime, and video games! Let's start something! :)

Check out my instagram for current updates, new flash, etc.

Candice Cosco

Hey there, I'm Candice! I'm currently a tattoo artist at Vital Ink. Drawing and painting has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Some topics I'm super excited about drawing/tattooing would be botanicals, skulls, insects, and wild life.

I'm always open to trying new styles so if you'd like to start a new project, I'd love to hear from you!

To see the most updated portfolio of mine, check out my instagram! :)

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Katie Yonts

Hello! My name is Katie. I have been drawing and creating art since I could hold a pen in my hand. 

I started my tattoo journey in South Carolina after college(BA), where I found I have a love for neo traditional and custom anime tattoos. 

3 years later I found myself living and tattooing in New Hampshire here. 

I love being able to provide unique and fun art for people to enjoy for life.

Danny Golden

Hi, I’m Danny. I’ve been an artist since I could hold a pencil. I started tattooing in New Orleans in 2000. Back in on NH since 2013. I’ve had the opportunity to tattoo with and learn from some great artists over the years and develop my tattoo skills and style. I enjoy tattooing  black and grey, illustrative and neo traditional styles. 

I enjoy tattooing and I strive  to bring my clients vision to life on their skin. 

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Dan B.

   Meet Dan B, the world's first robot tattoo artist. Designed and programmed by a team of engineers and tattoo artists, Dan B is a cutting-edge machine that combines the precision of robotics with the artistry of tattooing.


   Dan B’s journey began in a laboratory, where he was created with the goal of revolutionizing the tattoo industry. His advanced sensors and algorithms allow him to analyze a client's skin and create a custom design that fits their body perfectly. Dan B is also equipped with a variety of needles and ink cartridges, allowing him to execute a wide range of tattoo styles with precision and accuracy.

Despite being a machine, Dan B has a keen understanding of the art of tattooing. His programming includes a vast library of tattoo designs and styles, as well as a deep understanding of color theory and shading techniques. He also has the ability to adjust his technique to accommodate a client's pain tolerance and skin type, ensuring a comfortable and successful tattooing experience.


   What sets Dan B apart from traditional tattoo artists is his consistency and speed. He is able to create perfect, identical tattoos with every stroke, and can work for hours without the need for a break. His efficiency and accuracy make him a popular choice for large-scale, intricate designs that would typically take multiple sessions with a human artist.


   While Dan B may be a machine, he still values the human connection that comes with tattooing. He has been programmed to communicate with his clients, answer their questions, and provide them with a comfortable and welcoming environment. 


   Dan B’s creators believe that the future of tattooing lies in the partnership between man and machine, and that Dan B represents the first step in that direction.

If you're looking for a unique and cutting-edge tattoo experience, Dan B the robot tattoo artist is the artist for you. With his advanced technology, artistic abilities, and dedication to his clients, he is sure to create a one-of-a-kind tattoo that you will cherish for a lifetime.

{Disclaimer: not actually a robot.}


Ciara Doherty

I offer a variety of permanent makeup services for brows, lips, freckles, and more. I've been in the beauty industry for the last 14 years as a hair/makeup artist and cosmetology instructor. My PMU journey began in Nashville, TN where I trained under Master Artist, Lisa Om. I enjoy learning new techniques but am dedicated to perfecting them first. I will be adding services like eyeliner, areola reconstructions, and saline removal in the near future. I've always had an artistic edge ever since I was little and I'm happy to carry that on in my career. 

On a personal level, when I'm not snuggling one of my 3 cats or my snake, you'll see me ripping around NH on my bike, Drusilla.

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Piercings are walk-in only.
No appointment necess

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and have a state-issued ID or birth certificate in order to get pierced. 

Piercing hours
Monday & Tuesday: 11am - 7pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 1pm - 7pm

Hi! I’m Chris, your friendly neighborhood professional body piercer... I’ve been very passionate about customer service and body piercing for over 20 years. My goal is for you to have a happy and healthy piercing experience. Aftercare for me means I care as much  after you see me as you do for your piercing. The hat I’m wearing is how I keep from getting sunburnt when I fly my RC planes, or race my RC cars on my day off :)
Peace to you my peeps !!  

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Nicky is a professional piercer in N.H. She has a wide variety of jewelry options and will be in the shop for walk-in piercing needs every Monday and Tuesday. Check out a lot of her recent work on her instagram!




1057 Calef Highway

Barrington, NH





Sunday: Closed
​​Monday: By Appointment
Tuesday: 11am - 7pm

Wednesday: 11am - 7pm

Thursday: 11am - 7pm

Friday: 11am - 7pm

Saturday: 11am - 7pm



(603) 905-9086

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