STEVE GODOY- Tattoo artist at 'Kari Barba's Outer Limits Tattoo;, co-owner of Godoy Machines. 27 years tattooing...Same quote as Art's above...
We sponsor a group of the finest tattoo artists around. These artists are truly great representations of what ALL artists should be. Versatile, humble, talented and professional. We want to take this opportunity to show the world who these people are AND say thank for being a part of Godoy Machines U.S.A.
We donate machines as prizes to all the Mexican tattoo conventions we attend for best of the day or realism...he was always winning...year after year!!! so finally one year we just went up to him and handed him a machine and told him:
"Because you have won every year we have attended, we are presenting this machine to you now because we know you will win again this year...congratulations"...and of course, like clockwork..
HE WON...He now has his own pro model machine on Godoy Machines...the Scrappy Uno
(banana 2 ) machine.
hell why not mix em??? large pieces, small pieces...one of a kind colors and tones...Super is a genious..shall we say Super Genious...he worked in Vancouver at Art's Funhouse tattooing for a few years and has recently opened his own successful tattoo shop in Leon Guanajuato,
Mexico!!! Congratulations SUPERFLY!! He also has a his own pro model machine released by Godoy Machines- the SUPERFLY...check it out.
So...his sleeve won...we decided to track this guy down and ask him if he was interested in Godoy Machines...he says hell yes...and it has been his choice machine ever since!!!...he just won best realism with an amazing portrait at the international Monterey Mexico tattoo expo 2012!!! EXITOS MASTER!!!
COLOMBIA: (SOUTH AMERICA)
PAJO JUAN PABLO QUINTERO- Owner/ Tattoo artist at Opus Magnum Tattoo in Medellin Antioquia Colombia...Now, not many artists in the world really take notice of much going on beyond their own "backyard"...let alone what is happening in the tattoo culture in far off lands such as South America...
Steve and I have visited many countries in South America and have befriended sooo many artists..Our associate and co-manager of Godoy Machines South America, Enrico Colombres, attended an expo in Bogota Colombia and upon his return to Buenos Aires Argentina, he kept mentioning to us about a sincere, genuine, humble and amazing tattoo artist named Pajo..., at first, Art and I ,when seeing Pajos work, we thought it was decent,...
We asked Enrico to have Pajo keep submitting his tattoos to us by posting on our facebook...as the time progressed so did his tattooing!!! He is a true artist...does it all...he is sooo respected in Colombian tattooing, he is definitely a master....
He has just appeared on an educational program featured all over South America, discussing tattooing...his dedication and years involved in tattooing earned him a place in Godoy Machines as team manager of South America. Congratulations Parcero!
Colombia is a country with like 5 cities that host international tattoo expos...if you have not been there...it's definitely something to see...the competition is fierce...tattoo shops saturate the cities, cutthroat prices and bootlegging are pretty rampant...and to stand out above the rest is a fuckin job in itself...Jhon Gutti is a stand out...no doubt about it...he will be attending the Guadalajara tattoo expo in Sept along with team manager Pajo!
PERU (South America)
Movin on down the coast we come to another hot spot for tattooing...we attended various tattoo expos in Lima Peru and have seen some truly amazing tattoo artists....
AXEL LOPEZ - From Caracas Venezuela, he is recognized by his globally peers as one of the top South American tattooists. He has a humble nature, and a lack of ego. His work speaks for itself. His talent is un surpassed. One look at his portfolio will show you… just where you stand on the scale of "tattoo artist".