Barker Hosts 9th Musink at The OC Fair and Event Center

Musink, Southern California’s premier tattoo and music lifestyle event, came back for its 9th year at the OC Fair and event center. Musink was hosted once again by Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, who played back-to-back sets Friday night with Yelawolf and the Transplants.


Musink brought together over 300 of the top tattoo artists in the two exhibit halls with a car show in the middle. The festival took place over early March with three-four performances each night. Friday was headlined by Snoop Dogg, Saturday had Spirit In The Room, Plague Vendor, Taking Back Sunday and The Deftones, as well as the Miss Musink competition. Sunday was Face to Face, Atreyu and Circa Survive to close out the weekend. For Musink there were single day tickets and VIP, three-day GA and VIP, and even a Travis Barker meet and greet package with a limited edition poster, VIP and special viewing section in front of the stage.

This year’s event was produced by Bill Hardie, Travis Barker, John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE) and Sean Akhavan with partners including KROQ, Rockstar Energy Drink, Famous Stars and Straps, Tecate, Johnny's Saloon, Second Floor and Golden Crown Barber Shop.

Text and photos by Alex Kluft

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