Not everyone has the same taste in art. That’s why there’s so many different genres of art a person can emerge him or herself in. The same goes for people and the tattoos they choose to ink on themselves. A person can get anything tattooed but what matters most is the style it’s illustrated in. Just like how there’s so many different art genres in the world, the same applies to tattoos: American traditional (Sailor Jerry style), geometric, black and grey, neo traditional, Japanese, and so forth.Tribal Tattoo
Sometimes within one genre is several sub-genres. Tribal, for example, is one general tattoo style but there are different types of tribal tattoos. A tribal tattoo could be Celtic, Samoan and Polynesian, Mayan and Aztec, and so on. What most of these sub-styles have in common, however, is that they’re usually all done in solid black. That’s what makes tattoo artist Brian Gomes work so special.
Gomes believes that tattoos are much more than just body art. He claims that they are “the ripe fruit of the soul.”
With a spiritual approach to his artwork and a unique spin, his work is very distinct as his own. His collection is mainly filled with symbolic and colorful Amazonian tribal tattoos.
His tattoos are not only beautiful but also meaningful. His series of South American tattoos showcase super intricate details.
They feature geometric and symmetrical blocks, interwoven lines, nature-inspired motifs, bright and vibrant colors, and sometimes leaves, floral elements, and birds.
Gomes’ tribal tattoos have taken inspiration from the country’s groups, including the Peruivian Shipibo-Conibo people, the Brazil-based Huni Kuin clan and many more.
Admires the sacred patterns to each tribe. He honors them by emulating them in his tattoos, but with his own spin.
Is very careful to never directly copy the patterns out of respect for the spiritual beliefs and rituals associated.
Although Gomes’ work may look like it’s mainly stemmed from the Amazonian aesthetic, he rakes in inspiration from other muses as well.
his other muses include sacred geometry, pointillism, mandalas, and Islamic art. If you look carefully, you can see many of these styles melded together in his work.
With all the different sources of inspiration and his passion for tattoos, he’s managed to do more than just be a tattoo artist.
He’s turned his career that he loves into one that’s brought him into a philosophical journey.
We don’t know where he’s exactly headed, but we can tell that his career and philosophical journey will go very far.
To created an aesthetic that cannot be simply replicated by others. If you want a colorful Amazonian tribal piece, there’s only one person to go to.
His current work is already highly detailed and beautiful as is. We can’t wait to see future work for him as he continues to perfect his craft.