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Saturday, November 21, 2015

GODOY INTERVIEW - SPANISH MAGAZINE. INK ON SKY

  
Lo primero de todo, muchas gracias por colaborar con Ink on Sky, estamos encantados de que hayáis aceptado esta entrevista. Esperamos que la comunidad de tatuadores comprenda todo el trabajo que hay detrás de vuestro libro y todo aquello que conlleva. 

¿Desde cuándo tenían este proyecto en mente y qué les llevó a escribirlo?
El primer libro fue escrito en Ingles en 2004, salió en 2005. Fue traducido a Espanol y salió un ano después. El libro fue traducido a francés,  italiano, alemán, y portugués… Cuando sacamos el libro en formato PDF para que la gente que habla espantos podrían pagar para descargarla y no pagar flete, se rompió los métodos de seguridad y todo se fue al internet… taringa, mercado libre, y miles de sitios torrent. Todo fue escrito con la intención de educar a los tatuadores para prevenir las problemas que acompañan la ignorancia. La ignorancia entera - de la calibración correcta de la maquina de tatuar hecha con un estándar científico comprobado. Te digo lamentablemente que esta entrevista es 10 anos muy tarde. Con la educación, no hay ego. Con la educación podemos reclamar NUESTRA industria, prevenir k gente entra con intenciones de contaminarla, y que podemos sacar los que valen mierda. Ustedes tienen que entender que si alguien tiene titulo de "suplidor", no es decir que conocen los productos que están vendiendo, tampoco los fabricantes. Habian muchos que estaban contra esta educación porque pensaron en "ahora" y no en el futuro de la industria, pensaron que es mejor guardar secretos… ellos ni conocían los "secretos"! Compartir información que actualmente no es superstición ni mito es algo que beneficiara a TODOS. 

 Nosotros teníamos la salud de la industria en mente. Teniamos la reputación de la entera industria en mente. El problema de esta ignorancia es lo siguiente - los artistas ignorantes compran de suplidores ignorantes que compran de fabricantes ignorantes. Ellos dejan que los impostores siguen vendiendo sus cagadas y se satura la industria con equipo inferior. Tanta ignorancia deja que NADIE sabe cuales son las caracteristicas necesarias, con respeto a funcionamiento de una maquina electromagnética. Entonces… ya. Todo se fue a la verga. Estamos en 2015. Muchos trabajan en maneras no higiénicas - no ponen bolsas en sus maquinas. Revistas muestran fotos de tatuadores trabajando sin barreras en sus fuentes, maquinas, clips…  eso dana nuestra reputación, pone a los clientes a riesgos… da un nombre malo a todos nosotros que tenemos respeto al tattoo y al cliente. 

¿Cuánto tiempo trabajaron en él?(Recopilación de información, redacción…)
indirectamente… toda nuestra carrera. 31+ anos.

¿Por qué crees que ha tenido tanto éxito?
En general, esta industria no es profesional. Hay millones de personas, no solo tatuadores que les faltan respeto a todo que fundió el mundo del tatuaje. No hay éticas… se fueron por el cagadero. Este libro tenia mucha demanda. Cuesta dinero para imprimir, cuesta tiempo para escribir y costo muchos anos en aprender todas las cosas que compartimos con todo el mundo. Este libro fue descargado ILEGAMENTE acerca de 900,000 veces ese numero lo calculamos en 2008. Nadie quería pagar por descargas. Este libro fue imprimido ilegalmente también en varios países. Espania especialmente. SIN PERMISO DE NOSOTROS, los autores. Tenemos derechos en el mundo de copyright pero nadie respetaba eso. Si se define éxito por medios de ser conocidos por escribir este libro, bien había éxito. Pero en cuestión de dolares… fallo. En cuestión de educación y abrir los ojos de la industria de la invasión de los chinos, la invasión de la ignorancia, la invasión de las programas de tele y revistas que muestran actividades no higiénicas como fueran un estándar… fallo. 

¿Tenéis algún proyecto futuro? (seminarios, presentaciones, nueva edición)

Realmente, hemos hecho muchas entrevistas que no han cambiado nada. Ya no vendemos el libro en papel. Se puede comprar la descarga por Amazon. NO tenemos planes de seguir fútilmente tratando de educar a un publico que solo le interesan tener todo gratis sin pagar sus derechos para ser profesionales, ya es muy tarde para eliminar los suplidores que realmente no respetan a nuestro arte profesional, ya es muy tarde para convencer a todos de que si nos unimos, podemos reclamar a nuestra industria y limpiarla. Limpiar la reputación de que no somos vagos, de que el cliente es numero uno y no sus identidades de "rock star". Ahora que la maquina rotativa ha ganado… yo creo que ustedes llegaron 10 anos muy tarde y todo va seguir en la misma trayectoria. 

Hemos viajado por todo el mundo patrocinando los mejores de los mejores. Artistas de países obscuros que tenían habilidades increíbles! Hemos hecho tantas cosas.. se puede leer todo en nuestro blog… 
godoymachines.com

Apreciamos lo que están tratando de hacer, no hay nada lindo en esta industria. Hay trabajos de muy alta calidad, hay muchos que están chambeando a niveles tremendos. pero al mismo tiempo hay tanta ignorancia y no se que pueden hacer ustedes ni cual es su trayectoria, su dirección. Para nosotros, el orgullo de ser reconocidos, respetados por lo que hemos hecho para este mundo, no hay precio. Somos inventores artistas que conocemos toda técnica desde la maquina hasta la aplicación de todos estilos de tatuar. Tenemos 5 patentes relacionados al tattoo, hemos tatuado exclusivamente a la mujer mas tatuada del mundo y hemos mantenido nuestra reputación y hemos tratado con todo corazón ser ejemplos de como se manejan las cosas con éticas y respeto a esto y por hacerlo tratar de mostrar al mundo que esto beneficia a todos. Lo demás, ahora, en estos tiempos… nos vale verga.




Una cosa más, si tenéis alguna foto vuestra con el libro, me gustaría mucho para poder acompañar la entrevista, a ser posible mayor de 950 px.

Muchas gracias chicos, os publicaré como muy tarde el lunes. 

Y sobre todo ¡felicidades por vuestro trabajo!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SUMMER!!

IT'S BEEN VERY BUSY AT THE SHOP! NOW THAT THE WEATHER IS IMPROVING, WE HAVE BEEN SUPER BUSY WITH SO MANY PROJECTS! AVOID THE RUSH… IT WILL ONLY GET BUSIER, PLEASE COME DOWN AND BOOK!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BAILY HOWATT - TATTOOING NOW!!! F*CK YEAH!!


HERE'S AN ACTION SEQUENCE OF BAILY -  "READY…" (LEFT FRAME) AND… GO!! (RIGHT FRAME). THE CLIENT IS SO STOKED!! 

BAILY HOWATT, SINCE THE BEGINNING OF WORKING WITH US AT FUNHOUSE, HAS ALWAYS SHOWN GREATNESS. ORGANIZATIONAL SKILL, MECHANICAL APTITUDE AND  COMPREHENSION WHEN TAKING THE GODOY MACHINES SEMINAR - (HIS MACHINES ARE PERFECTLY TUNED AND READY), ARTISTIC SUPERIORITY - VERSATILITY AND UNDERSTANDING… LEARNING TECHNIQUES FROM FESTER AND HANDLING AN APPRENTICESHIP FLAWLESSLY AND PATIENTLY HAS MADE HIM A REAL ARTISTIC THREAT! - UNLIKE 90% OF LEARNING ARTIST WHO BITE OFF MORE THAN THEY CAN CHEW, BAILY KNOWS HIS LIMITATIONS... ARE ONLY TEMPORARY!













HIS WORK IS CLEAN, SMOOTH AND DONE WITH TOTAL CONFIDENCE.

COME BOOK WITH HIM!!  


Sunday, April 5, 2015

SAS WINS BEST OF THE DAY AT VANCOUVER TATTOO CONVENTION!!!!





My name is Daniel Sas and I will have been tattooing for 4 years come July. I got my first tattoo at Funhouse by Art years ago and have been working here since September 2014. It's always been my highest career goal to work along side Art and the caliber of artists he always had there such as Juan and Fester, who actually taught me to tattoo. My next major goal was to compete in tattoo conventions and, needless to say, win! 




The Vancouver tattoo and culture show just passed through March 27-29 and Funhouse had a booth. This was my first tattoo convention and my first submission to a competition against other qualified tattooers. I must admit, as confident as I am I was nervous on Friday. I almost didn't do the piece I had been  planning with my friend for a week because I was intimidated. I felt like a very small fish. But as I put the finishing touches on the piece on Saturday, my confidence grew. I had also done quite a bit of work at the convention in the first two days so I felt ready. The jitters were gone. 






On Sunday, March 29, my friend Eric and I showed up at the convention in the morning and by the time the needle broke skin, it was already 12:15 and the best of day, the last competition of the convention, was at 5pm. I remember when I finished the first portion of the tattoo, the rose at the bottom, I suggested we take a break and have a smoke. Fester immediately stopped me and said, "NO! You're going to run out of time, don't stop!" I turned around and kept going straight through to 5. In fact, I was still tattooing while they were judging the tattoos. I had given up on submitting it, I thought I missed my window of opportunity. But I was busting my ass still trying, still pushing, still tattooing. I honestly had to compromise some details in the end just to submit it (things I will finish up later). But I finished the white highlights, whipped it and sent him running to the stage. I still had my apron on running back and forth whipping more blood off his leg while he was on stage. It was literally bleeding in front of the judges! But as soon as Eric turned to face the audience with the other 15 or so other contestants, all the artists started gravitating to it asking who had done it and who I even was. It was a very humbling moment for me. As an artist, it's nice to hear clients, friends and family compliment your work. But when other artists, your peers, start giving you genuine compliments on your work, it really makes you feel like you've reached a certain level: an artist's artist! 

Of course it took forever to decide who won. First they narrowed it down to three and mine made the cut. Then they announced second place which wasn't me. At that point I was bouncing around and biting my lip in nervousness so much that Fester had to tell me to calm down. And when they announced the winner I couldn't believe it was me at first. It didn't hit me until later that night. And I realize that for a seasoned artist, winning a 'best of day' award at a tattoo convention may not be the biggest deal. But this was my first one and up against some serious talent. The runner up had won 'best of day' the previous day and was very good from out of town. He later started following me on Instagram and gave me props on the tattoo. Along with so many other artists, suppliers like Eikon that gave me a dope rotary machine as an award for the win. It has all been very humbling! Since a week ago I have gotten a lot more followers, attention, bookings and most importantly a lot of support. 
It was a wild ride but definitely a great memory and story to share for years to come. It was great experiencing it with my good friend and long time client, Eric. Also that I got to do it through Funhouse. Everything has really come together for me throughout my entire career and I think it's because it's fueled by passion. This whole experience has left me more hungry to become better, grow as an artist and continue to change people's lives through my art. 




"Passion first, and everything will fall into place." -Holly Holm

Sunday, March 8, 2015

GUEST ARTIST IN THE FUNHOUSE BOOTH AT THE CONVENTION - THE WIZZARD!!!


VERSATILE, CLEAN, SMOOTH, PRECISE… 
THE WIZZARD IS GREAT.
AVAILABILITY FOR THE CONVENTION IS LIMITED. THERE ARE A FEW SHORT SPOTS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IS OPEN

CONTACT US AT: 604 - 879 - 4114  TO BOOK!!









Saturday, February 28, 2015

NOT TATTOO RELATED BUT… REALLY COOL NEWS!!



Art Godoy endorsed by Dipinto Guitars of Philadelphia PA!!

"In my life as a punk rock musician, I never would have considered a 12 string, though I do own a Ric 360/12, I always played it as a 6 string."  Says Art, "Now that Steve and I have formed a 2 piece power punk duo, the missing second guitar and bass is filled by bright extra strings!"



"This Dipinto 12 string  Mach X11 is everything I've been missing! It takes our band to new levels! Great playability…I can feel the sustain all the way through the neck when I'm just playing it acoustically without an amp.  When I plug in to my amp set up… it really comes alive. The clean sound from my Vox… to the slightly dirty Soladano are really brought to life through these pickups."

Check them out!!!  http://www.dipintoguitars.com

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


I DONT THINK THERE IS ANY OTHER INDUSTRY QUITE LIKE THIS ONE. TATTOOING HAS EVOLVED IN SUCH A STRANGE WAY IN THE 29 YEARS I HAVE BEEN IN IT. THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE ARTISTS THAN THERE ARE SHOPS TO APPRENTICE THEM IN. THERE ARE SHOPS OWNED BY NON TATTOO ARTISTS WHO HIRE PEOPLE WHO OPERATE TATTOO MACHINES WHO DO NOT KNOW THE FIRST THING ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING IN THIS 'MINOR SURGICAL PROCESS". COMPOUNDED WITH A LACK OF ETHICS. TV PROGRAMS WHICH GLAMORIZE THE SERVICE JOB THAT WE ARE IN, CREATING EGOS AND ATTITUDES WHICH HAVE NO PLACE IN THIS BUSINESS. ONE DAY YOU'RE FLIPPING BURGERS THE NEXT, YOU ARE A 'TATTOO ARTIST', ROCK STAR. TODAY'S STANDARD IS MEDIOCRITY.

WE, AT FUNHOUSE, STRIVE TO KEEP THIS JOB A HIGH QUALITY SERVICE JOB. WE FEEL IT'S OUR OBLIGATION TO BE ABLE TO SATISFY CLIENTS WISHES AND NEEDS TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY. NOT TO IMPOSE OUR WILL ON THEM BASED ON INCOMPETENCE (AS MANY SHOPS DO - THE MYSTERIOUS EXCUSE TO HIDE BEHIND… I'LL EXPLAIN IN PERSON IF I TATTOO YOU). NOT TO TURN A CLIENT OUT WITH SOME HALF ASSED IMAGE, UNDER SHADED NON DEFINED PILE OF SHIT… NOT TO GIVE THEM REASONS AS TO WHY IT CANNOT BE DONE… BUT TO TELL THEM WHAT CAN BE DONE, WHEN IT CAN BE DONE. 

REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING. IT'S WHAT KEEPS US BUSY, IT BRINGS CLIENTS IN WITH AUTOMATIC TRUST AND CONFIDENCE. WE DON'T TOLERATE WEAKNESS OR INCOMPETENCE.

COME AND GET IT.