Well how's this..."How comes y'all dont have a phone to cawl?" "How come you guys are so hard to reach?"
The moral decline of the industry..the rapid downhill slide in tattooing-the forgotten history, the forgotten ethics, the forgotten most important unspoken rules that any professional tattoo artist should abide by and respect...has pretty much faded away...what do we have left?...Yea, there's a million of great artists but just as many or more incompetent wannabees out there moving in....and it's not about how we let them affect us and our industry as much as in how we police ourselves in order to make sure none of us get rained on by being under this cloud of shit...we need to be better than that.
How do we remedy this??? BY LIVING UNDER THE MOTTO : "being a part of the problem and NOT being a part of the solution"... BY EDUCATING AS MANY OF THESE CLUELESS INTRUDERS MAY BE THE ONLY OPTION...TO PROVE THAT WE, AS EXPERIENCED TATTOO ARTISTS AND MANUFACTURERS, HAVE ETHICS, WE HAVE STANDARDS AND WE HAVE PROFESSIONALISM.
We need to know our machines, technique as it relates to machine function, provide perfect customer service if we are suppliers, tattoo artists or manufacturers...and sadly, in as much as we hate to, we have to accept that we are either floating or drowning a growing tide of present and future ignorance.
HENCE why we don't have an office phone...we save ourselves the grief of having to answer IDIOTIC phone calls and STAY strict to the RULE-WE SELL TO PROFESSIONALS ONLY.
Definition of a professional and professionalism:
a: of, relating to, or characteristic of a professionb: engaged in one of the learned professionsc(1): characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession (2): exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace
We don't have a phone for anyone to call us here at Godoy Machines Headquarters because we are FED UP with hearing the constant repeating voices saying the following:
"Send me a catalog about your GUNS."
"How much you charge for your guns"
"My down stim tightener is broken"
The list is endless...it goes on and on...sadly the fact is that we are in a booming unregulated industry. We have to be above the ignorance and in order to better the industry. The only answer for the global clean up is to keep the ethics alive along with knowledge of the past required necessities of our craft such as needle making and machine tuning.
We are glad to share with you some of the tremendously F*CKED up things that have transpired in the eventful world of Godoy Machines...we will start by sharing the sad sad story of a pathetic supplier passing the blame on an artist for intending to have the CHINESE bootleg/manufacture Godoy Machines...theres a reason we have made these INNOVATIVE AND ORIGINAL MACHINES hard to duplicate and copy...for situations like this.