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Tattoo News - April/May 2014


‪Apapaatai is a beautiful video with some wonderful imagery of the indigenous Wauja of the Alto Xingu. See  

This week is Merrie Monarch week-- The top hula halau (traditional hula schools) compete every year in a fantastic event in Hilo, Hawai'i.  It will stream live online Apr 24-26th.  Apr. 25 is kahiko (ancient) style and is definitely worth watching! See

The Australian Museum has a nice, brief site on Samoan tattoo, see

A more in-depth discussion is at  and also   If you haven't witnessed the process, there's a brief video at 

Te Papa, the National Museum, of New Zealand has some beautiful Samoan tools online at  The Museum's Pacific curator, Sean Mallon writes a blog that often focuses on tattoo.  The tattoos of Tokelau are featured here:

Te Ara, the online encyclopedia of NZ has quite a bit of good information on Maori moko.  See

A brief summary of the history of moko is at  A beautiful collection of images by photographer Allan Baldwin can be viewed online at

MAORI JEWELRY DIRECT FROM AOTEAROA (New Zealand)! Maori creator Amy's stunning pieces are etched in high quality resin that are lightweight, nearly indestructible waterproof and affordable, yet they have the look of elegant etched glass. I will have a selection of earrings available very soon, and bracelets soon to follow. Please keep an eye on my website or e-mail me at with JEWELRY UPDATES in the subject, and I'll notify you when the new pieces become available.

We're EUROPE BOUND!  Tattooist Megan Jones and I will be traveling and tattooing in Europe—Germany, Netherlands, Austria & perhaps Switzerland.  You can see Megan's work on her Facebook page, and mine you can see on Facebook (TATTOO TRADITIONS OF POLYNESIA is my FB page) or on my website in the GALLERY link: Email me at if you are interested, or would just like to meet for a cup of coffee.  This is all new territory for us!

BOOK SALE!  I'm offering a discounted price if you purchase both my books, The Polynesian Tattoo Today and Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i before May 1st, within the U.S.  Order both books with Priority Mail shipping for just $45. (domestic orders only). This is a savings of nearly $10!  Please e-mail me at and I will generate a PayPal invoice with the discounted shipping. Sorry folks, if you are outside the US, International shipping rates are significantly more expensive. Email for a quote to your country.


I am home on O'ahu until mid-May
May 23-28th:  Sacramento, SideShow Studio
May 31-June 15th:  Sunnyvale
June 21-29th:  Los Angeles
July 5-Aug 6th:  EUROPE!! Specifically Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands
Aug 9th-mid-Sept:  home on O'ahu

I still have openings in all CA cities, but it can fill quickly. Please get in touch with me SOON if you are interested in scheduling. Email or call 808 734-8677.   Details are on my website at

If you are a new client, the FAQ link on my website has quite a bit of info on the process-it may help to read it over:

Tricia Allen

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