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Brian Gomes: Tattoos Inspired by Amazonian Tribes

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Shamanic philosophy is at the heart of Brian Gomes’ work. He believes our physical form reflects our spiritual life. “Tattoos are the ripe fruit of the soul,” he says. “They are our inner beauty.”

Influenced by Brazilian and Peruvian tribes, he credits Shipibo and Huni Kuin artwork for many of his pieces. The goal is to honor, never to plunder. He spreads spiritual intention with each pattern, but won’t copy sacred designs directly. Gomes’ modern symbols are meant to protect each person, to guide them in life and always bring good fortune.

Brian Gomes bold red shoulder tribal tattoo

Brian Gomes blue and green geometric tattoo

Brian Gomes blue geometric forearm tattoo

Brian Gomes red geometric tattoo

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Brian Gomes double calf tribal tattoo

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