Tattoo Traditions of Polynesia Tattooist Tricia Allen ...

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.…

ABOUT ME Tricia Allen Tattooist

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 10,000 members of the Polynesian community, yet has an extensive academic background.…

TATAU: THE TAHITIAN REVIVAL – Tattoos.com

by Tricia Allen. All Tattoo images on this page by Tahitian tattooer Po’oino Yrondi. Tattooing was an integral part of ancient Tahitian society. It was far more than merely a bodily ornament. Tattoos would indicate a young girl’s sexual maturity, freedom from food tapus and other restrictions, genealogy and one’s rank within society.…