MusInk 2012: Tattoos abound at the OC Fairgrounds

Posted: March 9, 2012 by PK in Loud Music

MusInk 2012

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Tattoo festivals cultivate a rockabilly sensibility and MusInk 2012 delivered: Guys sporting pompadours glistening with pomade, ironed bandanas hanging from their back pocket next to the wallet chains; curvy pin up models with ruby red lips and Betty Page hairdos, hair scarves wrapped back to front.  Over three hundred tattoo artists set up shop, a global presence with artists from as far away as Japan and Australia.  Activities abounded.  Skater boys defied gravity, however briefly; kegs of beer disappeared down gullets; hundreds of tattoos found new homes on every imaginable body part; and behind it all hammered the backbeat of thunderous rock and roll.

The Scene

Jessika Maymi, winner of First Place for Small Color Tattoo

The winning tattoo on Jessika's neck


Drew of I❤Vagina Clothing Co.


Fresh ink


The boys of Main Street Tattoo of Turlock, California with winner Jessika


Diamond Dan being inked by Justin Warn of Anaheim's Torch Tattoo



Miss MusInk

Sk8r Boys

  1. jessika maymi says:

    jessika maymi – here.

    the artist is :

    jeff barnett (shop owner)

    lovesick tattoo

    hermosa beach, ca

    1010 Aviation Blvd.

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