Shamanic philosophy is at the heart of Brian Gomesâ€™Â work. He believes ourÂ physical formÂ reflects ourÂ spiritual life. “Tattoos are the ripe fruit of the soul,” he says.Â “They are our inner beauty.”
Influenced by Brazilian and PeruvianÂ tribes, he credits Shipibo and Huni Kuin artwork forÂ many of his pieces. The goalÂ is to honor, never to plunder. He spreadsÂ spiritual intention withÂ eachÂ pattern, butÂ won’t copyÂ sacred designsÂ directly.Â Gomes’Â modernÂ symbols are meantÂ to protect each person, to guideÂ them in life and always bring good fortune.
Images Â© Brian Gomes