Travis Barker To Host MusInk 2014

MusInk Tattoo Convention & Music Festival

Blink-182 drummer, mixtape maestro, and entrepreneur Travis Barker will host the seventh annual MusInk Tattoo Convention & Music Festival, a three-day weekend of classic punk and hip-hop acts, custom cars, and the handywork of world-renowned inkers. “You have the greatest tattoo artist of our time all under one roof,” Barker told us en route to rehearsal with Transplants, Barker’s other band which headlines on Saturday. “You might get work done that you normally would have to fly to Japan or Europe for.”

For someone who sports as many unique tatts as Barker, the opportunity to present MusInk 2014 was a no brainer. For Famous Stars And Straps, the apparel company he founded more than a decade ago and judge of the festival’s daily tattoo contests, the ink connection is more than skin deep. “The graphics on our first T-shirts 15 years ago we’re tattoo-inspired,” he says. “We’ve always been a lifestyle brand rooted in music and that includes everything from tattoos to skateboarding to cars — it’s all a part of it.”

MusInk 2014 takes place March 21-23 at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Coast Mesa, California. Single day pass, $29.98; 3-day pass, $59.96. For more information visit musink.org

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