Custom Polynesian Tattoo!

Tricia Allen has almost single handedly re-introduced culturally and historically correct tattooing to the Polynesian peoples, personally applying over 8,000 native tattoos!  If you are looking at an appointment during the upcoming trip to Dallas, please contact Tricia ASAP before May 1st, at the number below or email tattoo@lava.net  We have three people so far interested in a custom tattoo and need 10 people for her to fly from Hawaii to Dallas!  As always, late sign-ups are taken on a space-available basis. Call: 808-734-8677

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Tricia Allen, PhD, (c)
Tattoo Traditions of Polynesia

Tattooing at the GOE event in Dallas!

APPOINTMENTS & SIGNUP
To secure an appointment, an advance deposit of $100 is required. Priority in scheduling is on a first come basis, according to when your deposit is received. 

If you are serious about signing up for an appointment, 
please read the SIGNUP &  DEPOSIT POLICY

To sign up by mail, send a check or money order to: 
Tricia Allen
P.O. Box 61967
Honolulu, Hi 96839.

Deposits can also be sent instantly via PayPal, but please phone Tricia in advance to notify that you will be doing so, and to confirm availability.

While in California, Tricia can be reached on her pager/voice mail: (510) 802-2155 or at home on O'ahu at (808)734-8677. (This is a Hawaii number, so do not call before noon CA time.)


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My introduction to employment in the arts was at the Denver Art Museum in 1978 as a student intern under Richard Conn in the Native Arts Department. Upon completion of my Bachelor's degree I accepted employment at the museum where I continued for three years in various capacities (Assistant Archivist, Herbert Bayer Archives; Assistant Curator, Native Arts Department; Assistant in Special Installations).

In order to pursue a graduate degree, I later relocated to Hawai'i and enrolled at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Although initially enrolled in the Art Department, I transferred to Anthropology seeking a more multi-disciplinary approach. While at UHM I had a half-time lecturer positions in the Art History and a teaching assistantship in Anthropology for the duration of my graduate studies.

Since completing my MA, I have been largely self-employed as a tattooist and have had occasional freelance and contractual work. I regularly substitute and guest lecture for several instructors at UHM and I've lectured extensively at various conferences and institutions. My contractual work has included involvement in several documentary film projects (CBS News 48 hours, A&E's Ancient Mysteries, the History Channel), as well as guest curating and participating in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions (Honolulu Academy of Arts, Mission Houses Museum, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo among others).

I've continued to lecture and write both for academic audiences as well as general interest magazines and am available to guest lecture on the arts of the Pacific. References and details provided upon request.

If you are looking at an appointment during the upcoming trip to Dallas, please contact Tricia ASAP at the number below or email tattoo@lava.net  As always, late sign-ups are taken on a space-available basis. Call: 808-734-8677

Also, the FAQ link on my website has quite a bit of info on the process and may be helpful.