Here is some Polynesian work that I’ve done lately as well as some other pieces.

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The goddess of the wind, La’amaomao is holding the ipu (calabash) of the 32 winds of Hawaii. The god Lono, is standing on her legs and is seen behind her. Lono is both the ipu and the winds itself, being the god of fertility and wind, among other things.

Client is a kitesurfer.

Modern Marquesan.

 

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Honu is mainly asthetic with some protection thrown in for good measure.

Ana’ole style.

 

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Shoulder cap of strength and growth imagery that is done to represent the talon of a raptor.

Modern Marquesan and taulima.

 

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Shoulder cap, done Ta Moko style (Maori) with taulima influences. This shows his love of family, strength and courage as well as his love of Hawaii.

 

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Ta Moko style upper calf band meant to protect from harm and to look out for danger.

 

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Side piece donw in modern Marquesan with Ta Moko influences. This piece is represents her travel, ancestors, family and growth.

 

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Modern Marquesan, freehand. This is all about power and retaining mana.

 

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Rapanui style, ‘iwa bird.

 

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Mo’o and Honu.

 

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Blue Heron.

 

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Honu and Big Island.

 

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Father and son matching Ku tattoo’s. I tattooed the father a few years ago and so he wanted his son to have the same.

 

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Modern Marquesan chest piece, cover up.

 

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Modern Marquesan, mata kome.

 

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Olive tree branch. In memory of his daughter, Olive. She passed shortly after being born.

 

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Modern Marquesan and Ta Moko, gauntlet. ‘Iwa lani, love of Hawaii and the ocean, his family and protection.

Koi study

Posted: August 16, 2018 in Uncategorized
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I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had an opportunity to keep up with my blog 😦

I apologize for this and in an attempt to make up for this oversight, I’m posting some of the projects that have been taking up so much of my time (besides writing a new book, lol) https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Complicated-short-guide-simple/dp/1720817855/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534446382&sr=8-1&keywords=happiness+is+complicated

I love painting and have not done so in about 10 years! Too much time out of the game.

Koi are my favorite subject and I decided to do a study on koi and light interactions. I prefer not to paint with a brush (palette knives, fingers, and sponges are my go to). I’ve been painting since the age of 9 and have just migrated away from them although I use them for broader applications such as background and underpainting.

On my latest piece, I decided to use dowels exclusively (think chop sticks of varying diameters) and have found that I love this technique. I am also sticking to acrylics and so far have been painting on canvas although I hope to do some on masonite.

All pieces will be displayed at my shop in Hawi.

I hope that you enjoy what you see!

Aloha,

Roland

 

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“The blackest, blackest, blue”

Acrylic on canvas, 60″x24″

 

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“Koi division”

Acrylic on canvas, 40″x30″

 

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“3 seasons”

Acrylic on canvas, 24″x12″

 

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“Broken light”

Acrylic on canvas, 24″x12″

 

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“Chaos/order”

Acrylic on canvas, 45″x28″ painted with wooden dowels only

 

 

 

I’ve written a book about all the silly and stupid things that I’ve done in my life in the name of achieving happiness. Well, not every silly and stupid thing but enough to help illustrate the point that most of the time, the biggest obstacle standing in my way was me.

I also talk about becoming a tattoo artist, being on Inkmaster and how battling an endangered Monk seal made me realize that the world owes me nothing.

Here are a few sample pages.

Please order from my site http://www.rolandpacheco.com or Amazon.com

$10.99, 266 pages, soft cover

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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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Hey, hey! We leave for New Zealand on Tuesday to film episode 2 of Tattoo Nomad!!!
We have crammed a ton of stuff into this trip and are going to take full advantage of the two week schedule to get as much content as we can into this episode. I can’t express how much I am looking forward to this trip because I have always wanted to visit since I was a kid.
I will be in Wellington from November 20-24th and will be tattooing during this time at the National Tattoo Museum of New Zealand. Please contact them https://www.facebook.com/TheNationalTattooMuseumOfNewZealand/
if you would like to book some tattoo time.
Stay tuned to my FB page for the usual photo dumps of hi-jinx and adventure!TN_NZ
Thank you for looking! Please share!
Aloha!

This is the first official episode of Tattoo Nomad!

It is more or less the format of the show going forward. I expect running time to increase to maybe 30 to 40 minutes as more content is added.

Please share and subscribe to my channel!

Thank you for looking! Aloha!

Here is a link to a project that I have been working on called, Tattoo Nomad. It was originally supposed to be a sizzle reel to stir up interest in the idea but became a full episode and so I have made it the pilot.

The format will evolve; I am working on episode one at the moment (Belgium) and can say that it is more polished. That being said, I’m happy with how this turned out and for all the support that I had making it.

In the pilot I talk about my history and the history of Polynesian tattoo in regards to Hawaii. In the tattoo portion, the importance of remembering our ancestors and respecting the past is the topic.

I plan on making more of these as time and funds permit so stay tuned.

Aloha!