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Musink 2017
Musink 2017

America’s largest tattoo and music festival, Travis Barker‘s MUSINK, presented by KROQ, is coming to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, where it will celebrate its 10th year on March 17, 18, and 19, 2017. The three-day tattoo convention, car show and concert will feature hundreds of world-renowned tattoo artists, Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show, a vendor village and music from headliners NOFX, The Used, Bad Religion, Pennywise, and more.

An impressive initial list of tattoo artists can be seen below, with a number of them flying in from around the world to partake in this year’s festival. Participants include: Jack Rudy, Robert Atkinson, Shamrock Social Club, Nikko Hurtado, Juan Puente, Small Paul, Holie Glory Tattoo, Franco Vescovi, Baba, Corey Miller, Vic Back, Eddie Tana, Elm Street Tattoo, Britton McFetridge, Alex Trufant, Spotlight Tattoo, Chuey Quintanar, Eric Gonzalez, True Tattoo, Little Frank, Lynn King, Yushi Tattoo, Rich Pineda, Shawn Barber, Kim Saigh, Royal Peacock Tattoo Parlor, Big Gus, Bob Tyrrell, Goethe and many more…

Oliver Peck, judge on the hit television show Ink Master on Spike TV, MUSINK alumni, acclaimed tattoo artist and owner of Elm Street Tattoo and True Tattoo says, “MUSINK is one of my faves. Always busy, always fun, always has great music and, of course, a lot of the best tattooers in the world.”

Famous Stars and Straps and Tribal Streetwear have announced the return of The Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show at this year’s MUSINK. The show will display the best selection of custom rides, American classics and lowriders in Southern California, handpicked by Travis Barker and Bobby Tribal.

The full music lineup for MUSINK 2017 is as follows:

  • Friday, March 17

    NOFX, The Vandals, Lagwagon, A Wilhelm Scream

  • Saturday, March 18

    The Used, Glassjaw, Goldfinger, Story of the Year, Hell or Highwater

  • Sunday, March 19

    Bad Religion, Pennywise, Swingin’ Utters

9th annual MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker 1

The 9th annual MUSINK, presented by Travis Barker

Musink is one of our favorite Southern California shows.  It’s an  event that is also a lifestyle -music and ink  are famous bed-fellows, throw in some car culture and you got yourself on hell if a weekend. The first of the three-day events took off this year with  Yelawolf (his second year). The band come on with Travis barker drum kit placed up front/off center. Always great when a band decides to do that since most of the time your lucky to catch a gimps of the drummer at all.  Yelawolf, who introduced himself as Catfish Billy, played a few songs before technical issued took out the band’s DJ. They unfortunately, cut their set short. But while they were on the audience and myself were reminded why this act got to where they are.  The man is damn good at what he does.


The second band of the night was the Transplants. They owned the room with their brand of rough and rowdy  rap-fueled punk. Tim “Timebomb” Armstrong leading with a demeanor of a street hooligan spitting words in your face along-side  Skinhead Rob who is the ultimate verbal instigator delivering words in a knotted snarl. They  put on a good set with fans getting everything they could expect out of this out of control band. Some highlights of their set were  “Gangsters and Thugs”, “Tall Cans in the Air” and, of course, “Diamonds and Guns”.


In a twist in genre (for the punk-heavy show),  superstar rap artist, Snoop Dogg claimed the stage and put on a hell of a show. Some rap acts lose something in a live show. For the most part, this is not the case with Snoop Dogg. He is 100% of what you’d expect him to be and delivers all the smooth, slick, ultimate pimp cool any audience could handle doing hits like “Nuttin’ but a G Thang”,  “P.I.M.P”, “Gin and Juice” and “Who am I (What’s My Name?)”. The set was near perfect, except for a couple of moments where there was some unnecessary “filler”. Snoop playing some tunes from other artists as a tribute, where he mostly spoke over the DJ’s tracks, but the set of his work alone was enough. This was a small complaint because the rest of the set more than makes up for it. And there is just  something to be said for the man’s swagger and charisma. Near the close of his set came off part Snoop D-O-double-G, part Snoop Lion, bringing day one of the 9th annual Musink  to an end in style.

Snoop Dogg

Check out parts  two and three of Musink







Yes, it’s that time of year again. Are you ready for the premiere tattoo convention, music festival, and car show? Orange County is host to the Southland’s most exciting and unique lifestyle festivals.

  • Friday, March 4: Snoop Dogg, Transplants, Yelawolf
  • Saturday, March 5: Deftones, Taking Back Sunday, Plague Vendor
  • Sunday, March 6: Circa Survive, Atreyu, Face To Face

General admission and VIP tickets for MUSINK are on sale now at www.musink.org.

The MUSINK tattoo convention will feature over 300 world-renowned tattoo artists, with featured artists including Paul Booth, GTC’s Tattooland, Spotlight Tattoo, Freddy Negrete, Shamrock Social Club, Nikko Hurtado, Royal Peacock Tattoo, Gold Rush Tattoo, Oliver Peck, Nspired1, Robert Atkinson, OC Tattoo, Corey Miller, Baba, Franco Vescovi, Boog, BJ Betts, Carlos Torres, Norm, Little Linda, Carlos Rojas, Dan Smith, Shaun Topper, Rich Pineda, Yushi, and many more. In addition, the MUSINK vendor midway will include hundreds of vendors.

Check out some of the amazing tattoo work by a few of the artists who will be attending. Afterward, scroll down for more info on the show and artists.

Robert Atkinson

Nikko Hurtado

Oliver Peck 

Franco Vescovi

Carlos Torres

Corey Miller

GTC’s Tattooland


Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show will feature American classics and lowriders, including some from Travis Barker’s own collection. Also represented will be cars from acclaimed photographer/director Estevan Oriol and noted car clubs including Elite CCDuke’s Orange County, Beatniks Koolsville, Pegasus, Duke’s Kustom Chapter, plus Hillview Customs, an Instagram contest winner chosen by Travis Barker, music from DJs Funk Freaks and more.


Another MUSINK attraction is the Miss MUSINK competition. The top inked beauties will compete for the title of Miss MUSINK 2016 and a spot as the next official “Sullen Angel.” For full details, visit www.musink.org.

Multiplatinum artist, actor and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg is at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning albums and songs, multiple films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts, and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series “GGN News.” Snoop Dogg has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and received multiple Grammy® nominations.

Since Deftones’ inception, the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning alternative rock band from Sacramento, CA have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze. Deftones have released seven albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

In their decade-plus career, critically acclaimed progressive rock band Circa Survive have continued to challenge themselves and test the boundaries of musical genres. With each album they’ve gone outside their musical comfort zone, jumping between post-rock, psychedelic, prog, post-hardcore and shoegaze, creating a sound that’s uniquely theirs yet has the power to connect with a wide swath of music fans.

Alabama-born Yelawolf’s sophomore release, 2015’s Love Story, debuted atop the BillboardR&B/Hip-Hop album chart and earned rave reviews, including from Rolling Stone, which praised his “stronger embrace of his Southern roots” and “slow-burn ballads.”

With influences ranging from At The Drive-In to Liars to The Cramps, Plague Vendor’s self-described “voodoo punk” is a dance-fueled rock aesthetic tinged with shadowy darkness. The Whittier, California band’s new album BLOODSWEAT is due March 25 on Epitaph.

MUSINK begins at 3:00 PM on Friday and Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Music is scheduled for6:0010:00 PM each night.

MUSINK 2016 is produced by Bill Hardie, Travis Barker, John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), and Sean Akhavan. MUSINK partners include KROQ, Rockstar Energy Drink, Famous Stars and Straps, Tecate, Johnny’s Saloon, Second Floor, and Golden Crown Barber Shop.

The OC Fair & Event Center is centrally located in Southern California, just off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. The venue is conveniently accessible to all in Orange County, as well as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. John Wayne Airport in Irvine, CA is also nearby for those traveling from other parts of the U.S. and the world.

Website: www.musink.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/musink
Instagram: http://instagram.com/musink_tatfest
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Musink_TatFest

Check out some of our coverage from Musink 2015

Sick of it All at 8th Annual Musink Tattoo Fest

Sick of it All
8th annual Musink Festival
at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center
Friday, March 20, 2015

Long-standing and influential hard-core N.Y. punkers, Sick of it All, tore up the Friday night MusInk stage with their “balls-out” bombastic barrage. Laying waste to the stage while stirring up a cyclone in the pit, the veteran four-man unit struck an imposing presence. Seems while some bands wither, others just get better, stronger, and tighter, and this performance placed them firmly in the latter category. Lead vocalist Lou Koller set the crowd afire with verbal grenades while his brother, lead guitarist Pete Koller, shredded sound into sharp-edged shrapnel with wicked guitar licks. This guitarist’s proficiency is matched by his intense athleticism, as he punctuates his riffs with sky-high jumps that could out-do a man half his age. Meanwhile, bassist Craig Setari keeps their sound grounded with a thundering low end, and drummer Armand Majidi’s perfectly-timed rhythmic assault rings out with sonic dissidence.

Not bad for a band formed in the late 1980’s. See kids, this is how it’s done, with fire and passion that are ageless. Their moniker Sick of it All perfectly captures the ethic of their sound. They have always had a compelling voice and a unique vision, and they plan to share it with the public for just as long as they can. This powerful quartet was the perfect warm-up for Rancid

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The Interrupters laid it down at Musink 2015

The Interrupters
8th annual Musink Festival
at the Orange County Fair & Exposition Center
Friday, March 20, 2015

Los Angeles punk band The Interrupters opened the MusInk stage, unleashing three great days of high-energy music and tattoo culture upon Orange County. Fronted by firebrand Aimee Allen, their dynamic and gratifying brand of ska/oi punk set the bar high for the entire weekend.  Those who had not seen this band before were in for a treat, while those more familiar with them made sure to get over to the stage, generating a larger-than-usual crowd for an opening band. This band just killed it, and their set is still my favorite of the weekend. Supported by the sharp-looking brothers Bivona — Kevin on drums, Justin on bass, and Jesse on drums — who laid down aggressive precision chords and thumping ska bass lines under Allen’s rough, biting vocals and uber-confident stage presence, this unit proved a force to be reckoned with. The three brothers kept their look clean, classic two-tone ska, while their singer arrived decked out in pure bad-ass rock star chic, sporting a hat and leather jacket covering a tee that read “Who the F is Matt Skiba” (with the F as the “Famous” logo) poking fun at the new Blink 182 member.  Their fun, infectious vibe kept the room at full attention while their songs struck undertones of deep discord. Like bands such as Operation Ivy (whose tune “Sound System” they covered handily), they cleverly merge up-beat ska with an underlying social conscience, bringing a lighthearted approach to heavy subject matter. This is a band with a good sound, a great vibe and a singular flair all their own. Having them open the event said a lot for the remainder of the weekend of music to come.

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