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MusInk 2013 PosterCourtesy of MUSINK: MusInk 2013 will kick off its 6th annual festival on March 8-10 at the OC Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, CA, with performances by Bad Religion,Pennywise, Reverend Horton Heat, TSOL, Lagwagon, The Vandals and Lucero among others and appearances by over 300 tattoo artists including Jack Rudy, Robert Atkinson, Small Paul and Tomas Garcia. Tickets are available at

Featured Tattoo Artists: Jack Rudy, Robert Atkinson, Small Paul, Tomas Garcia, Nikko, Baba, Roman Abrigo, Bob Tyrrell, Robert Hernandez, Spotlight Tattoo, Gold Rush Tattoo, Shamrock Social Club, BJ Betts, Oliver Peck, Franco Vescovi, Norm, Chente, Newport Tattoo, Kyle Crowell, Rick Walters, Sid Stankovits, Yushi, Tokyo Hiro, Onizuka Tattoo and many more…

Sailor Jerry Airstream at MUSINK 2012

Story and Photos by Nate Igor Smith
As I write this I am currently on a flight from Los Angeles  to New York City on my way home from shooting the Musink tattoo convention and music festival in Orange County, CA. I was out there working for Sailor Jerry and having some fun along the way. Sailor Jerry once again set up a trailer to tattoo bands, promote the brand and host some serious games of corn hole. Dan Smith was doing the tattoos all weekend and tattooed bands like New Found Glory, Bayside, Paramore, Against Me! and a bunch of others…  (more…)

Dan Smith: “With the Light of Truth” Book Signing (VIDEO)

Dan Smith (as seen on TLC’s LA Ink) has been working hard on putting one of the best straight edge tattooer books together. Come on out for a night you wont soon forget!

“A collection of tattoos, art, and profiles some of the best Straight Edge Tattoo Artists in the world”

Dan Smith Book Signing & Release Party
(Available for purchase or bring your own copy)
9 x 13 – 256 Page Hard Cover Book
Book price: $50
If you can’t make the release, you can order your copy HERE.


Tattoo Apprentice Tales: Episode I (VIDEO)

(All the gentlemen in this video can be found at Sid’s Tattoos in Santa Ana, CA) (more…)

Randy Scott Howell at MUSINK

(Randy Scott Howell can be found at MotaVation Tattoo and Silverback Ink) (more…)

Adrian Willard at MUSINK

(Adrian Willard can be found at Magnum Opus Tattoo) (more…)

Mario Desa at MUSINK

(Mario can be found at Chicago Tattoo Company in beautiful Chicago, IL) (more…)

Steve Byrne at MUSINK

(Steve Byrne can be found at Rock of Ages Tattoo in Austin, Texas) (more…)

Dan Smith: “With the Light of Truth” (Video)

(Dan Smith can be found at High Voltage Tattoo and Dan Smith Tattoos.) (more…)

Troy Denning at Musink (Video)

(Troy Denning can be found at Invisible NYC in New York) (more…)

MUSINK: On the Road in Orange County

By John

Musink was three days of skating, rock ‘n roll and hanging with some old peeps, while meeting some new ones… Oh, I guess some people got tattooed as well? Above is a video compilation we put together from some of the activities at Musink. However, it’s hard to cram a whole show into a three minute video clip, so we have added some pics and another short video below… Enjoy!

Mike Shea from Redemption Tattoo at Musink

(Mike Shea can be found at and