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Dutdutan Tattoo Festival: Tattoos, Bikini Open, Concert at A.Venue, Makati
Unknown to most Filipinos, pre-hispanic Filipinos, particularly in the Visayas, already practice the custom of tattooing their bodies to express a person's role and achievement in society. Men of that day have full-body tattoos while women on select parts of the body.
To celebrate the art of tattoos and freedom of expression, there will be the 2009 edition of Dutdutan Tattoo Festival to be held at A-venue Mall on Makati Avenue on September 18-19, 2009.
Date: September 18-19, 2009
Venue: Avenue Events Hall, 7829 Makati Ave. Makati City
Time: 11:00am - 12:00am
Dutdutan 2009 Ticket Price: P250.00
Dutdutan 2009 Schedule of Activities include Tattoo exhibition, bikini open, and a concert (Philippine Tattoo Export) How to get to A.venue Mall, Makati:
Commute to A.venue from MRT Guadalupe station is via jeepneys with signboard Ayala-Guadalupe Ibabaw with terminal near Loyola Memorial Chapel on EDSA.
Alternatively, from LRT Taft Avenue Pedro Gil station, you can board jeepnesy going to Guadalupe (Ilalim), drop off at the corner of Makati Avenue and J.P.Rizal then transfer to the Ayala-bound jeepneys.
The Zapote - Ayala jeepneys at the corner of Zapote and J.P. Rizal also pass by the place but you need to do some walking back on Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan where A.Venue Mall is just about 50 meters away.
Directions to A.Venue
From eastbound Ayala Avenue or Buendia, turn left on Makati Avenue, drive past Kalayaan then turn right to enter A.venue Mall's parking lot.
From Manadaluyong, it's best to pass Makati Mandaluyong Bridge where the mall is less than a kilometer away.
From EDSA, Quezon City, take EDSA going to Makati, turn right to the access road after passing Gaudalupe bridge, left on J.P. Rizal St,. then left on Makati Avenue where A-Venue Mall is located.