Brian Gomes is a Brazilian artist who is inspired by the spirit of the Amazon.
His work embodies the soul of the jungle, and the tattoos he creates showcase the sacred geometric artwork of indigenous tribes.
“I’m constantly inspired by Brazilian indigenous graphics, sacred geometry, Islamic and oriental patterns,” says the Sao Paulo-based Gomes, who cites shamanic philosophy as a major influence. “Tattoos are the ripe fruit of the soul, they are our inner beauty.”
Channeling the patterns of both Brazilian and Peruvian tribes, he credits the artwork of the Shipibo-Conibo people (who live along the Ucayali River in the Amazon rain forest in Peru) and the Huni Kuin (also known as Kaxinawa, or the Kashinawa) as major influences in his creations.
Although his tattoos honor traditional patterns, he has never copied the sacred designs directly.