by Steve Godoy
This last month at Godoy Machines, we have been busy as hell building new stock and doing tons or repairs on the substandard machinery we receive from artists. The general dissatisfaction with the current products that are available these days is really showing!! Machines and products which are built and sold by people who have no understanding about what they are doing or what they're selling, and who have no business in our business!
Godoy V2 machine.
SEE!! We told you so! Sooner or later it was bound to happen. IF YOU DO NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCTS, THEY CAN'T STAY IN BUSINESS. Simple. WE, all of us artists, as a collective CAN CONTROL OUR OWN INDUSTRY. WE CAN KEEP PEOPLE IN BUSINESS WHO ACTUALLY HELP US TO DO GREAT WORK, WHO CARE ABOUT THE WORK WE'RE DOING AND ABOUT THE PRODUCTS WE USE TO DO OUR WORK.
by Art Godoy
We have also been cleaning house on suppliers who now no longer are allowed to carry our products. We have put in place, lists of conditions suppliers need to meet in order to be ALLOWED by us to carry our machines. If any suppliers cannot measure up, we don't sell to them. We are only a 2 man company, and as much as we'd like to have our machines available everywhere, we WILL NOT compromise our ethics at any price. When a certain supplier's representative told us, "I personally sold over 5 million dollars in tattoo supplies last year...I believe that a good product is a product that is readily available to the consumer." How can this attitude be positive in regulating and elevating the level of professionalism and quality of life for artists as well as their artwork? We ended any further discussion with that 'potential' supplier.
by Leonardo Rojas
His statement implies that "consumer" can be ANYONE!, and that the product is available to EVERYONE!! Back yard scribbler or not - they are consumers. He has no idea about what we need in 2012... ethics, professionalism and tools that actually facilitate the execution of every advanced technique necessary to achieve the desired results - effortlessly and confidently.
by Nakota Hedrick
An education on machine function should be mandatory for all artists. How can any artist pick up a machine without knowing how that specific machine will perform? When you cannot diagnose or predict the machine's function by looking at it's components and specifications? Most artists do not know what to look for! It's true!! A purchase based on aesthetics, based on Hype, based on name brands which have no credentials...What business do these artists have putting a permanent image on a client? REALLY.
EITHER WAY, WE'RE DOING OUR PART AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. THANKS ALSO TO OUR GLOBAL TEAM OF SPONSORED ARTISTS!!
NAKOTA HEDRICK, JUAN ARREGUIN, DAVID GARCIA, PABLO XNO, MANUEL SERVIN, EL MOVIES, REUSTER, DANIELLE OBEROSLER, PETE BELSON, JHON GUTTI, PAJO QUINTERO, LUIS OSORIO, LEONARDO ROJAS & LITTLE SWASTIKA! KEEP IT UP!!
GODOY MACHINES - SETTING STANDARDS, MOVING FORWARD AND LEAVING THE INCOMPETENTS IN THE DUST.