Last August 26-27, the annual tattoo expo event called Dutdutan was held at World Trade Center Pasay City, Manila. Its a convention wherein local and international tattoo artists gathered to showcase their art and to educate the public about this eccentric and unique lifestyle.
Its quite a lively event with drum duels, live action combat, bikini open photo shoot by FHM models and of course cat walk of the tattoo works of the artists. Despite of the heavy rains brought by typhoon Mina, a lot of people still attended the event to witness this wonderful craft and of course to enjoy the free show of beautiful models and free drinks ^_^
A tattoo artist from Tribu in which she uses a traditional tool for carving a tattoo on his colleague's ankle
A model showcase her tattoo the Holy Family as part of the portraits category.
A Japanese youkai (demon) tattoo is showcase as part of the portraits category.
Morgan Eyes poses for the photographers during the event, she's an international tattoo artists from Tribal Gear and one of the special guest for this year's Dutdutan.
May this culture continue to grow and may the public be more open to them and accept them as a form of art and creativity.