Tattoo Traditions of Hawaii

Tricia Allen, one of my good friends and one of the world’s best and coolest tattoo artists, the leading authority (IMO) on polynesian tattoo in the entire universe, has a new book out. Tattoo Traditions of Hawaii by Tricia Allen It’s really hard to find decent books on hawaiian tattooing – when I was working […]

Tricia Allen, one of my good friends and one of the world’s best and coolest tattoo artists, the leading authority (IMO) on polynesian tattoo in the entire universe, has a new book out.

Tattoo Traditions of Hawaii by Tricia Allen

 Tattootraditions Images Book-Cover

It’s really hard to find decent books on hawaiian tattooing – when I was working on my hawaiian leg band, i had a hell of a time. I this is an incredibly welcome addition. I just ordered mine. she’s been working on this for a long time so I can’t wait to get hands on it.

You can get it from Trica direct using paypal, or order from amazon (I think Trica makes more if you go direct with her – that’s how I ordered it).

Tricia rules. If you want polynesian tattooing, talk to her. She’s in the SF bay area through may, in southern CA in june; after that she’s back in Hawaii. There are few people in the world I’d rather have put ink to my skin.

13 thoughts on “Tattoo Traditions of Hawaii”

  1. Sean, no, not as such; it’s not meant to be a copy-and-re-use sort of books though there are examples of common tattoo patters. I think what you want is hawaiian tattoo *flash*, which should be pretty easy to find with a bit of googling.

    It’s a fabulous book though.

  2. Was there a Hawaiian alphabet pre-Captain Cook. If so can you tell me of a resource to find it or just tell me what the equivilent Hawaiian letters are to ‘P’ and ‘D’.

    Thank you

  3. This book seems absolutely amazing!! Does anyone know when, and where exactely she’ll be this June?! I’d love to finally get my tribal honu done. Let me know mahalo nui!

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