Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i



Anthropologist and master tattooist Tricia Allen has harnessed shared years of knowledge about Hawaiian tattoos and written this fascinating, comprehensive reference book that can be enjoyed. Tattoo Traditions of Hawai'i describes the evolution of Hawaiian tattooing as an art and science tracing it from its early roots in ancient Polynesia; presents motif, meaning, placement, tools and techniques along with personal observations and commentary in meticulous and graphic detail; discusses contemporary Hawaiian tattooing mixed with the styles and ideas of Western world. Includes drawings of designs and patterns for ideas and consideration.

  • Paperback : 218 pages
  • Item Weight : 1.35 pounds
  • Dimensions : 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches

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