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 8 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.
Sample artwork from Kiko and the Sunshine Patch
Tat2 magazine interview
Hope everyone is having a prosperous 2017!
Very much looking forward to this year as I will be going back to England in May for the London convention put on by Skin Deep magazine. Then off to Belgium for a guest spot and a bit of sight seeing.
Then in August I will attend the 6th annual Pacific Ink and Arts Expo on Oahu.
Not too much traveling this year, since last year kinda kicked my ass having flown on 25 airplanes, I am looking forward to staying around the island.
Also, a project that I should have started last year, but didn't, is underway as I type. It's going to be a self produced program that I intend to shop around or just upload to my channel. Please stay tuned.
Aloha and thanks for visiting my site.
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!
Fundamentals of Traditional
and Modern Polynesian Tattoo
B/w • Art Reference
227 pages • $40.00
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.
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
Skin Deep #256 interview