Dutdutan is now on its 12th year and nothing is stopping the ink culture from getting bigger here in the PH. For two solid days (September 28-29) the ink community will gather in the finest tattoo convention the country has ever experienced: More than 200 of the best tattoo artists from all over the world, putting up over a hundred ink booths in one giant trade hall. Dutdutan na!
For the people who would be experiencing Dutdutan for the first time this weekend, here are five things y'all should expect and experience before you lose yourself in a sea of beautiful people when this wonderful shit goes down. Read on, our tattooed brotha!
1 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Just like the tattoo scene, the mixed martial arts community has been getting its fair share of mainstream recognition as of late. So imagine our delight upon finding out that the Universal Reality Combat Championship will feature a good number of fights during the event. We're super stoked for that one, too! Here's to a different kind of pain! Our endless thanks to URCC head honcho, Mr. Alvin Aguilar!
2 BANDS AND DRUM DUEL
After appreciating all the body art, make sure to keep your ears open for the hottest OPM bands like Wolfgang, Kamikazee, Franco, Valley of Chrome, General Luna, Urbandub and Imago as they perform live in front of a solid rakenrol crowd. Also, zone out and watch professional drummers battle it out for the title of Dutdutan XII Drum King! If last year was any indication, we know nobody can stop the beat!
Previous drum duel winners were given the opportunity to jam with bands such as P.O.D. and Stillwell.
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PHOTOS BY DAIRY DARILAG & INNA ALDEGUER