Tattoo Nomad: Big Island (pilot)

This pilot was supposed to be a sizzle reel but quickly grew into a full episode.

I talk about my history and the history of Polynesian tattoo as it pertains to Hawaii.

In the tattoo segment, I explore the importance of ancestral connections and remembering those that have come before us.

Runtime: 20min

He started Tattoo Nomad® at the beginning of 2017 and the show is the direction of his brand moving forward. It centers on the notion of traveling the world and tattooing while also exploring tattoo culture in those areas, the artists that create extraordinary art and the people that collect it. Celebrating tattoo culture and spreading Polynesian culture whenever he can!

Check out the latest episodes below and also click on the Tattoo Nomad® link above to get the latest news and future episode locations.




Skin Deep #256 interview

The Son of Fire

B/w • Fiction

333 pages • $12.00

Fundamentals of Traditional

and Modern Polynesian Tattoo

B/w • Art Reference

227 pages • $40.00

Roland Pacheco

Kia Ora!
I am very pleased to announce that episode 2, Tattoo Nomad: North Island, New Zealand is finished and posted to my YouTube channel!
We had a blast making this episode even though it was a lot of work, lol. 
Please watch and share! 
We want to do more episodes and need some help getting the word out. 
I can’t thank everyone enough for the continued support and hope that you enjoy our effort at making tattoo something to celebrate that can bring people together through shared love of this amazing art form.
Thank you for watching! Aloha!

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Ana'ole Polynesian Tattoo

B/w • Art Reference

152 pages • $30.00

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.




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

Sample artwork from Kiko and the Sunshine Patch

Tat2 magazine interview

Tattoo Nomad: Dendermonde, Belgium (episode 1)

Rolandtattoo visits Dendermonde, Belgium and Trash Tattoo. He meets some nice people and discovers the tattoo culture of Belgium.

No smurfs were harmed in the making of this video (not that we didn't try).

Runtime: 21min


Season 4

Tattoo Nomad Webisodes