Last weekend in Costa Mesa California, Travis Barker presented the 11th annual Musink Tattoo and Music Festival– a collaborative event featuring the world’s best tattoo artists, Low n’ Slow car show, rap and punk rock bands.
This year’s music line-up consisted of bands like Machine Gun Kelly, The Interrupters, The Fever 333, Good Charlotte, The Descendants, Little Yachty, Wifisfuneral, Strung Out, Fear and Travis Barker’s own Blink-182.
Tattoo artists as well as tattoo collectors from all over the world travel to showcase their talents and display their art at Musink.
“Musink is a fusion of all my favorite creative outlets” says tattoo artist, music lover and photographer Mike Johnston.
The energy feels electric Saturday night as thousands of people gather outside amongst a variety of food trucks and vendors in anticipation of their favorite band to come on stage.
When both industries of art and music come together to create an event like Musink there is no shortage of inspiration for anyone.
Photos and stories by Mike Johnston IG: @mikejohnstontattoo