Brazilian artist Brian Gomes brings the spirit of the Amazon to his work by creating tattoos inspired by the 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.” His patterns channel both Brazilian and Peruvian tribes, and 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 work. While his tattoos honor traditional patterns, he never copies sacred designs directly and instead uses them to inspire his own homage to these indigenous tribes. See below for some of our favorites, and then head on over to Instagram where Gomes has almost 65k followers.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Simple and elegant

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I love how it matches her outfit too!

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Zap Ryan 2 years ago

Looks like an ancient map to a treasure

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Kevin Hartung 2 years ago

simple and beautiful :)

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Kevin Hartung 2 years ago

looks great but i think its still not finished

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Adela Stanescu 2 years ago

I wouldn't want to be the nurse looking for a vein there 😶

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Leø 2 years ago

i'm thinking about mother board right now... but it's G'd...

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Kevin Hartung 2 years ago

i love the bird *_* the colors are great

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Emre 2 years ago

Love the color transitions on the bird

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Jessica Harris 2 years ago

Very nice

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Katie Bee 2 years ago

knitted christmas sweater a teensy tiny bit too though...

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Leø 2 years ago

bottom of space ship!!! ...

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Janine 2 years ago

Beautiful colors. And it's not overwhelming although it covers the whole arm.

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Leø 2 years ago

tron legacy...

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Inurri 2 years ago

Beautiful!

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I keep seeing a little raccoons head on the middle of her back.

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Álvaro Andrés Palacios Lara 2 years ago

I had a wristband just like that one 6 or 7 years ago! And here I am today, looking for some pictures to design a tattoo for the person who gave it to me in the first place.

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

I love this concept - very interesting!

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Uni N 2 years ago

love it, idea and place he put it

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

It's beautiful

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Leø 2 years ago

nice...

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Kikka io 2 years ago

look like maori

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

It's beautiful

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Leø 2 years ago

like this...

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Kevin Hartung 2 years ago

interesting color :)

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

lol - Poor guy got a rash from the ink? I have to wonder if it were an allergic reaction , then he's lucky his whole arm didn't become affected.

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Kevin Hartung 2 years ago

would like to see this if it is finished o,o wow :)

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Is it finished?

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