Her orcish background leaves Tali with green skin and coarse black hair. Her mother's humanity has the upper hand though, leaving her petite and pretty, despite her heritage.
Tali is only 1/4 orc. Her mother was human and her father a half orc. This has left her with the greenish skin and coarse hair, but not the jutting jaw line or tusks. Tali is the niece of Sigurd the original owner of Trappings. The party discovered his alcoholic abuse of her and got him arrested. They then gave her the opportunity to work on a special project and this boosted her confidence to take over the shop. She continues to learn everything she can and is gaining admirable skill in the field of leather-working as well as running a business.