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Meet The Crew


Matt Helm

  • As the owner and operator of 618 Ink since 2013, Matt has been tattooing for 15 years. He enjoys tattooing all styles and likes taking on a challenge. One of his specialties includes cover-ups.


Justin Bolen

  • Justin has been tattooing for 14 years and joined 618 Ink in 2013. He specializes in black and grey realistic and neotraditional.


Craig Daniels

Craig joined 618 Ink in 2015 and has been tattooing for 8 years. He enjoys doing flowers, skulls, pop culture and traditional style tattoos.


Jerry "Coke" Hiltibidal

Jerry has been tattooing for 13 years and joined us at 618 Ink in 2016. He enjoys tattooing black and grey realism. Portraits are one of his specialites.


Lonnie Jackson

Lonnie joined 618 Ink in 2016. He has been tattooing for 8 years. He enjoys tattooing all styles and loves an every day challenge. 


Tiffany Helm

Tiffany has been with 618 Ink since 2013 and has been professionally piercing for 6 years. 

In 2017, she started doing permanent cosmetics. Permanent makeup includes eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner and full lips.  Consultations are free!


Tom Joseph

Tom started with 618 Ink in 2019 but has been tattooing for 18 years. He loves tattooing all styles and is here to take walk-ins on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact Us

618 Ink

212 E Main St. Salem, IL 62881-2925,

Call or Text (618) 918-1355

Shop Hours

Open today

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday and Monday / closed

Tuesday - Saturday / 12pm-8pm

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