Reader's Choice Ka Palapala Po'okela Award
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Tricia Allen has harnessed centuries of
knowledge regarding Hawaiian tattoo and has created this
fascinating, comprehensive reference book that can be
enjoyed by both tattoo enthusiasts and cultural
scholars. Tattoo Traditions of Hawaii
describes the evolution of Hawaiian tattooing as an art
and science tracing it from its early roots in ancient
Allen's work presents motif, meaning, and placement, as
well as tools and techniques on the ancient art, and
includes a number of previously unpublished original
illustrations. The contemporary art is chronicled by
personal observations and commentary from prominent
members of the Hawaiian community including Keali'i
Reichel, Charles Ka'upu, and Hokulani Holt-Padilla.
Publisher: Mutual Publishing, Honolulu
Release date: April 24, 2006
Softcover, 224 pages, full-color
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