For the ninth year, Travis Barker Presents MUSINK brought tattoos, classic cars, and a wide variety of music to the OC Fair and Event Center in Southern California. From black and gray to American traditional, Japanese to color realism, the range of style (in both cars and tattoos) was simply stunning. The March 4,5, and 6 event featured over 300 world renowned tattoo artists plus performances from Snoop Dogg, Deftones, Circa Survive, and more. Oh, and 15,000 enthusiasts from all over the world.
The three-day tattoo convention, car show, and concert—Southern California’s premier tattoo and music lifestyle event—showcased tattoo culture’s diverse talent and three nights of music from headliners Snoop Dogg, Deftones, and Circa Survive, along with Transplants, Taking Back Sunday, Atreyu, Yelawolf, Face to Face, Plague Vendor, and Spirit in The Room.
In addition, the Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low N’ Slow Car Show featured an impressive array of American classics and lowriders—including some from Travis Barker’s own collection—that OC Weekly called “worth the price of admission on its own.”
Throughout the day, fans roamed through the OC Fair and Event Center checking out the latest in tattooing technology and flipping through flip binders of flash art and hi-res photos of artists’ work. The day was polished off with a spectacular car show. And, amid the gentle hum of hundreds of tattoo guns buzzing in unison, guests stopped to admire the artistry of being forever inked onto live canvases in real time.
Videos from this year’s tattoo takeover haven’t been released yet, but check out a recap of last year’s even if you still can’t decide to get that tattoo you’ve been thinking about.