The ink gods have heard your prayer!
After years of pushing boundaries and challenging the norm, Dutdutan, the country’s biggest and grandest tattoo convention is once again all armed to go great guns.
Hailed this year as Dutdutan Trece, this mega-colossal weekend event is set to roll on September 27 and 28 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Dutdutan Trece is expected to be better and badder, consistent with all previous Dutdutan events.
And in the last 12 years of Manila’s dopest tat con, it never disappoints.
Raising the bar a few notches higher, event presenter Tribal Gear Philippines is bringing in hardcore band Payable On Death a.k.a. POD to rock both nights of the two-day event with the alternative rap metal sounds they’re known for.
Also flying in to celebrate ink are Unauthorized Ink’s infamous Big Tiny, world renowned tattoo artist Steve Soto of Goodfellas Tattoo, and main man, Tribal founder Bobby Ruiz.
Possibly the biggest tat con yet, Dutdutan Trece is all set to accommodate thousands of artists, collectors, and ink enthusiasts.
About 140 booths will be set up in the three halls of WTC to be manned by the best local and international tattoo artists from all over the country and around the world.
A gathering of the biggest guns in the skin art scene, geared up to cater to all your tattooing fantasies. More vendors and traders than ever before will be offering a huge range of tattoo services, equipment, and after-care products.
Event highlights will include regular event features such as the annual Tattoo Competitions, professional URCC fights, FHM Bikini Contest, Drum Duel, and Project Detonation.
Not to be missed are performances from some of our top local music acts.
Dutdutan boasts of pioneering the biggest tattoo event in the country, encompassing multiple aspects of the tattoo culture with a huge range of mind-blowing full lifestyle attractions and performances.
Immerse in creativity and mastery of an exceptional art!
Once again, enjoy and experience the exhibits, the music, the shows and the crowd at Dutdutan Trece. Remember, other people hang their art. We wear ours.
DRUM DUEL.To all batters out there, heads up!
All amateur drummers who have the skills, style, and substance worthy of a true Drum King. Ham it up, and display your dopest tricks!
On its fourth year, Drum Duel aims to find another drum whiz due of top recognition and respect.
BANDS. To complete the days’ celebration of an infamous art is a lineup of equally notorious bands in the music scene today.
Gen. Luna, Indio I, Skychurch, Dong Abay & The Tanods, Peryodiko, Franco, Chicosci, Joey Ayala ,and Kamikazee are sure to rock the house down.
Fully amped and psyched, Dutdutan Trece’s music fest completes the ultimate tattoo party!
TATTOO COMPETITIONS. As with any tattoo convention, the best show offering would always be the display of works from ink masters.
Each year, the caliber of work entered at Dutdutan gets better and better.
Not only are the stunning tattoos being skillfully executed, but also some of the subjects are simply genius.
The various competitions have always been a closely-fought battle with so many dope entries in each category.
TRIBAL BIKINI CONTEST. Always been and always will be a huge hit at Dutdutan, Tribal Gear’s Bikini Contest by FHM returns with a sexier, kinkier and wilder show!
Get your tools ready for 10 scorchin’ hot Tribal babes as they strut their stuff on the runway in skimpy costumes. Competition will be fierce. Get the picture?
URCC. Get your fill of real live action at URCC’s live combat fights!
With its usual elevated ring and giant LED screen to give everyone a good view, URCC’s mixed martial arts exhibition fights is one of Dutdutan Trece’s event highlights.
Fights will be staged from different weight classes squaring off in two 10-minute rounds.
Witness a full contact sport as power fighters topple opponents, and demonstrate strength and fighting techniques.
PROJECT DETONATION. Since its launch last year, a surprising number of entries have flooded the Dutdutan fan page on Facebook.
Explosive, badass pics were chosen as monthly winners, and the lead of the pack shooting the dopest authentic Tribal lifestyle-inspired pic will be awarded at Dutdutan Trece.
Don’t forget detonators, winning entries will be included in Dutdutan’s photo bible this year.