I will be heading back to England in May and then onto Belgium in June!

May 27-28 is the Great British Tattoo Show at Alexandra Palace in London and I will be there! I am so looking forward to this show and still have some days open if anyone would like to schedule an appointment.

I arrive in Belgium on the 1st of June and will be tattooing at Trash Tattoo in Dendermonde until the 9th. I am booked up during this time and do not have any days available, although if you live nearby, you might want to stop in just in case I have a cancellation.

In any event, come out, say hello, drop by or whatever else you feel like doing! I'll have free stickers and merchandise so, get out and get busy!

Aloha and peace!

Fundamentals of Traditional

and Modern Polynesian Tattoo

B/w • Art Reference

227 pages • $40.00

Roland Pacheco

Books [by Roland]

Roland is the owner of Xisle (exile) Custom Tattoo on the Big Island of Hawaii, in the town of Hawi. He has been tattooing for 11 years and specializes in traditional and modern Polynesian tattoo, and has also authored two books on the subject. That being said, Roland also enjoys black and grey work, color, Asian, realism, surrealism, impressionism and New School.


He has made a living from art and writing over the last 20 years and has clientele from all over the world.


As a contestant on season 4 of Spike TV's Inkmaster, Roland brought his unique style of tattoo and unwavering spirit to New York with the hope of becoming Inkmaster.




Professional Art Background:

Since early 1990, Roland has worked in the Action Sport, Health supplement and Point of Purchase industries, lending his illustration and graphic design skills to a wide range of consumer products. By the late '90's, he had established his own multi-media company, Shockcollar Interactive, and was producing Flash-based animated e-commercials for tech companies in Silicon Valley, as well as working as a graphics consultant for such companies as Honda of North America, Ford, Bell Sports, Rock Shox, HP, Benchmade, Al Shugart International, Kenwood, and Pearson Communications.

When he was 10 years old, he was mentored for 3 years  in classical oil, acrylic, pen and ink and water color.

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The Son of Fire

B/w • Fiction

333 pages • $12.00

Kiko and the Sunshine Patch

B/w • Adult/All ages coloring book

Tattoo flash quality artwork

Quirky and fun narrative to honor the life of a beloved friend

Proceeds from book sales go to the Big Island Dog Rescue to help relocate adoptable cats and dogs from Hawaii to no-kill shelters on the U.S. mainland

50 pages • $12.00

24/7 Ink interview

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Roland proudly uses:
celebrity zombies (11x15, watercolor)

Ana'ole Polynesian Tattoo

B/w • Art Reference

152 pages • $30.00

Sample artwork from Kiko and the Sunshine Patch

Tat2 magazine interview

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Roland's blog, Living in Lava land rss feed
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Music [by Roland]

From 1990 to 1998 I was the lead vocalist and guitarist in a band called, Witchhook Sky. Based in Northern California, the band toured the West Coast producing vinyl, cassette tapes and CD's during the heyday of grunge and alternative heavy metal, sharing the stage with such acts as Agent Orange, Sublime, The Swinging Utters, and Good Riddance.

Please feel free to listen to and download the entire catalog of their classic songs, for free!


Skin Deep #256 interview

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