Tattoo Nomad: Big Island (pilot) will be online 6/30/17!
The video will be available to view from this portal as well as my YouTube and Vimeo channels.
Please stay tuned!
Join me, as I tattoo my way around the world!
Fundamentals of Traditional
and Modern Polynesian Tattoo
B/w • Art Reference
227 pages • $40.00
Skin Deep #256 interview
The Son of Fire
B/w • Fiction
333 pages • $12.00
Ana'ole Polynesian Tattoo
B/w • Art Reference
152 pages • $30.00
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.
Tat2 magazine interview
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.
24/7 Ink interview
London and Belgium was quite an experience! I love the UK and have been fortunate enough to see only days of sunshine when I visit. I here that this is an anomaly and believe that it must be sheer luck that I haven't seen the famous London rain.
Belgium was a very nice place, as well. I did a ton of work and met some very cool folks. They like to drink and eat chocolate over there, which is fine by me! We went to Brugge, Gent and stayed in a nice village called Dendermonde.
We filmed footage for the first official episode of Tattoo Nomad and I hope to have something for you to look at in the next month.
Here are some pics from the trip, check them out!
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
Sample artwork from Kiko and the Sunshine Patch