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Shotsie Gorman
SACRED ROSE TATTOO
1728 University Ave
Berkeley California
(510) 883-1083

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SHOTSIE GORMAN has been adding in a positive and measureable manner to the history of tattooing daily since his beginning in the trade 36 years ago. He is a man who lives his life out loud! He is a spoken word poet performer, a collection of his published poetry titled “THE BLACK MARKS HE MADE” has won several literary awards. His poetry is currently in four Anthologies of new American poets. Shotsie spreads his creative energies to ceramic sculpture, and abstract paintings as well as fine oil and watercolor illustrations. A dedicated father husband friend and educator, Shotsie has a worldly appeal and the sensibility of sophistication that he brings to bear on his creative world.

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Years of inner reflection and meditation spiritual work has formed him into a truly intuitive tattoo artist. Shotsie has interpreted people subconscious desires for tattoo imagery by bringing his personal spiritual practice and sense of magic to bear on his art. Witness his portfolio there you will find is a broad range of styles and approaches to tattoo that Shotsie has mastered over the last 35 years. The breadth of the work is directly related to the “intention” of his clients.

Belying his physical size he is capable of the most subtle and airy forms of illustration in the skin. He can interpret something as ephemeral as rain, or as bold as traditional Japanese style tattooing. He can create a super realistic portraits of people or animals; (pet portraits are a specialty of his!) And life like botanicals. His innate sense of design and consideration of the human form as canvas sends his work into the realm of the sublime as it integrates seamlessly with the musculature of your body.

Shotsie has represented himself as a tattoo ambassador over the last 36 years to forward the struggle to legitimatize tattooing as an art form. Appearing on National Television talk and news programs.

Shotsie published a Glossy magazine "Tattoo Advocate" that won an Ozzie Award from Print magazine for best new trade magazine in the US under 10,000 copies in 1988/89.

Shotsie has instrumental in establishing a set of working health guidelines in the state of NJ and is one of the co-founders of the Alliance of Professional Tattoo Artists the worlds largest professional tattoo association. He continues to this day to give seminars and lectures on the evolution of tattooing as a fine art form and a cultural phenomenon.
Shotsie is currently traveling and presenting a creativity seminar, which evokes his spiritual practice, quantum physics, brain mapping, and creative visualizations as a method of unblocking the creative consciousness! Called “ A CONVERSATION WITH SHOTSIE GORMAN” For lecture fees and information call 707-299-0882

The following is just a sample of commentary from other professional tattooists who have attended Shotsie’s presentation;



Shotsie Gorman's seminar is about finding inspiration in everything around you, not just everything that has been done before you. He teaches you ways to unstuck your brain, and be brave enough to think, and create, outside the proverbial tattoo box.

Complete with awesome personal stories, and relevant examples that push the boundaries of the status quo, this seminar is a must for anyone who may find themselves in a creative rut, doing the same old stuff, and needs a kick in the pants. Plus, you get tattoo history, and stories, from a living legend. How cool is that?

I highly recommend this seminar. It was well worth the time.
Thank you Mr. Shotsie!
-Tanya Magdalena, Above the Pearl Tattoo.
Come one Come all
"Turn off your cell phones, and uncross your arms and legs”.... and get ready to stretch your creative brain.

Shotsie Gorman's seminar is about finding inspiration in everything around you, not just everything that has been done before you. He teaches you ways to unstuck your brain, and be brave enough to think, and create, outside the proverbial tattoo box.

Complete with awesome personal stories, and relevant examples that push the boundaries of the status quo, this seminar is a must for anyone who may find themselves in a creative rut, doing the same old stuff, and needs a kick in the pants. Plus, you get tattoo history, and stories, from a living legend. How cool is that?

I highly recommend this seminar. It was well worth the time.
Thank you Mr. Shotsie!
-Tanya Magdalena, Above the Pearl Tattoo.


Scott Sprouse: thanks! seminar was awesome...mind blowing! I saw your lips moving, but your voice was coming from inside my mind.

My name is Joshua South, I have been tattooing for almost 23 years and recently I attended the Eugene Oregon tattoo convention. I was reallyexcited to find out Shotsie Gorman was having a seminar as he truly is a legend in the tattoo industry. But I had no idea what it was about, didn’tmatter I was in based on his reputation alone. When I entered the room it was filling up fast but I managed to snag an empty seat. The first thing I noticed about Shotsie was his powerful presence and control of the atmosphere. He had an extremely Zen like feeling of confidence about him that made me feel comfortable and attentive to what would becoming next.


As he began speaking and warming up the group with a few humorous
classic stories I settled in and really started to listen. Slowly I became
aware of what I was learning, and that was the creative process and how
it evokes from within me. He spoke in simple words and described
something almost impossible to see, creation... I mean how can you tell
someone with words exactly how to find the creative spot within, focus inon it and then detail it for someone else to see?


Somehow Shotsie Gorman can and I would recommend his seminar to
anyone. I felt crazy amounts of energy flashing through me as he spoke, Iwill never forget it and if I ever get the chance I will go again



If you are seeking to collect an incredible tattoo at Sacred Rose Tattoo Studio by a positive personally spontaneous and creative master, and if you want an experience the result of which is a tattoo to treasure for the balance of your life, one that speaks from the deepest spiritual yearning, then Shotsie Gorman is your tattooist!



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Call Sacred Rose Tattoo Studio for appointments;(510) 883-1083 When not traveling for lectures and tattoo expos, Shotsie works Tuesday through Saturdays from 12 until closing.
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