Ana'ole Polynesian Tattoo

B/w • Art Reference

152 pages • $30.00

Roland Pacheco

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.

Skin Deep #256 interview

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

Fundamentals of Traditional

and Modern Polynesian Tattoo

B/w • Art Reference

227 pages • $40.00

Books [by Roland]

Sample artwork from Kiko and the Sunshine Patch

Tat2 magazine interview

VIDEO [by Roland]
Music [by Roland]
Music [by Roland]
Music [by Roland]
Roland proudly uses:

The Son of Fire

B/w • Fiction

333 pages • $12.00


The UK was a blast!

The Tattoo Jam was epic and I am still in awe at the tremendously talented artists that I met.  To experience such a wonderful place, full of like minded people intent on celebrating art and tattoo was truly profound. I made connections with other artists that I hope will last a long time.

I hope to spend the remainder of the year on island (I've been on 21 airplanes this year) and am looking forward to completing some big pieces.

Thank you for the support!

Acid Cat t-shirts are finally here!!!
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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!

celebrity zombies (11x15, watercolor)

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


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.