Dutdutan 2011

Dutdutan 2011 was held at the World Trade Center last August 26 & 27. My cousin”s other half, Michael and his brother & friends went there. Curious what Dutdutan festival is? I am too!

It is actually the Philippines Tattoo

Expo. They call it a celebration of art and ink. Also the nation”s biggest and grandest tattoo exposition. Michael worked for Tribal Gear Philippines which is the company behind the expo. Dutdutan 2011″s highlights include competitions of innovative and creative tattoo artists. They are also called premiere inkers. The competition has various categories and they also have the most coveted award so far – Tattoo of the Day.


Dutdutan event was created to showcase the evolution and innovation of tattoo as an art form. It”s one of the most unique way to express art though has always been refered and labeled to the rebel crowd. Now, we can name a lot of celebrities who started having tattoos which is an obvious sign that the status of body art has improved and the taboo about it set aside.
Supporters not only of Tribal Gear and Dutdutan but also of this body art came out and enjoyed the 2 day event. It has made its mark, there are indeed a lot of tattoo enthusiats. Michael being one.

Don't Let Fear Hold You Back

INKED!

I got my first tattoo yesterday. I found that I was spending the last couple of days looking on the internet trying to see how much pain this was going to cause me. After reading some testimonials it actually made me quite nervous.

I alw

ays thought they were a form of art and was curious about the process, but always backed down on the idea of shelling out money to pay some stranger to stab me and put me through many minutes of torture.

However, when I was actually sitting in the chair and getting it done I realized that it wasn”t really that bad. There were parts that were more tender than others, but I knew I would live through it.

So for anyone getting their fist tattoo don”t worry about it. I got mine on my arm and I would explain it as a scratching sensation. Don”t get me wrong it does hurt, but its not that bad. So don”t sweat it out, take the step if its what you really want. Don”t let your fear hold you back!

Big thanks to Apple and Whopper!

 

Guest post & photo by Noel Mirando