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Tattoo News - May 2004


There's some good ethnohistoric material online on Polynesian tattoo. Check out Or if you are interested in Marquesan tattoo, see A brief,
but good overview is at

A listing of hula halau (traditional Hawaiian dance schools) throughout the US can be found at

Other good sites on hula are and

An excellent resource on Hawaiian music is at


The Pleasanton May Day festival is fast approaching. May 8th come celebrate Hawaiian culture at the Alameda County Fairgrounds! Stop by my booth and say hi in the Hall of Commerce, booth 28 (at the end). I do still have openings for appointments available, so if you are interested, definately stop by. For more info, see


May 7th - 23rd San Francisco area (east bay)
May 8th - May Day Festival Alameda County Fairgrounds (above)
May 28th - June 7th Los Angeles (Island Legends,
June 10th - July 10th home on O'ahu

If you are interested in an appointment during this upcoming trip, please come see me for a consultation. In the SF area you can find me at the May Day event (above) or call for an appointment after that date. In the LA area, stop by Island Legends ( anytime during store hours. It might also help to check out my website at Please note: I do not generally have e-mail access while in CA, please call (510) 802-2155 instead.

Note: I have been told we have to move out of my home where I've lived nearly 13 years! Therefore, my August trip may be cancelled. If you want a tattoo, get it NOW! And if you know of a nice home for rent in Honolulu, lease let me know!

Tricia Allen

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