Tricia Allen is a tattooist with
an extensive background in Polynesian history. Her approach to
the art is unique in that she has tattooed over 8000 members of
the Polynesian community, yet has an extensive academic
background. She completed her Master's thesis at the University
of Hawai'i at Manoa in 1992 on the early practice of tattooing
in the Marquesas Islands.
Having completed her Master's degree
in Anthropology, Allen began her doctoral research in the
islands, researching the revival of the arts in the Pacific. Her
work has taken her to Samoa, Aotearoa, New Caledonia, the
Society Islands, the Marquesas and Rapa Nui, as well as numerous
museums and institutions abroad.
Although Tricia's permanent home is in Hawaii, Tricia regularly
schedules trips to both Northern and Southern California by
A new Maori-made
jewelry line with traditional designs embedded
in durable clear resins straight from Aotearoa
(New Zealand) ranging in price from $18. to $45.
will soon be available for your Christmas
gift-giving. These are quite dimensional and
have the look of etched glass at a fraction of
the cost! Please check back after Dec 6th for
ordering information and more photos.