Dizzy Doan

Successful session 1 on this full sleeve. This tattoo was super relaxing to do. I haven't had this much fun doing a piece in a while. Can't wait to finish!
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Successful session 1 on this full sleeve. This tattoo was super relaxing to do. I haven't had this much fun doing a piece in a while. Can't wait to finish!
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#Tattoo #tattooartist #Tattooartists #tattooideas #tattoos #tattoosleeve #tattoodesign #tattooflash #tattooart #dizzydoan #blvcklotvs #blvcklotvstattoo #japanesetattoo #samurai #hannya #oni #fullsleeve #sleevetattoo
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Jay has been my client for over a decade. He's flown over here from Wisconsin for his previous work, and now from New Mexico for his new addition. It was time to put the old mistake on his shoulder to rest- a fresh start. We worked on his back for 2 days in a row to give a good start to an epic 3/4 backpiece. To be continued in March!!
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Jay has been my client for over a decade. He's flown over here from Wisconsin for his previous work, and now from New Mexico for his new addition. It was time to put the old mistake on his shoulder to rest- a fresh start. We worked on his back for 2 days in a row to give a good start to an epic 3/4 backpiece. To be continued in March!!
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#Tattoo #tattooartist #Tattooartists #tattooideas #tattoos #tattoosleeve #tattoodesign #tattooflash #tattooart #dizzydoan #blvcklotvs #blvcklotvstattoo #japanesetattoo #thaitattoo #khmer #backtattoo #tattoosdesigns #backpiece #coverup
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Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life.
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#dizzydoan #firecrackers #blvcklotvs #cute #art #artist #aapi #asianamerican #culture #liondance #selfie #artistic #love #model #tattooing #lunarnewyear #tet #CHINESENEWYEAR #yearofthecat #gunghayfatchoy #yearoftherabbit
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As I reflect on the past year and the years ahead of me; I am content. There's not a single day where I take for granted how blessed I am to be able to tattoo for a living. This art changed my life and has helped me earn a life that I could have never imagined as a child. I had never even thought I would able have a house with backyard, a garage, let alone a tattoo shop that I would be able to call my second home. My wonderful staff of artists that I call my 2nd family and my dedicated clients that I consider family as well.
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As a child of immigrants growing up in an environment that was suffocating all hope of potential, I am grateful that I was able to learn from my mistakes early enough to forge the tools I needed to accomplish my goals in life. And now I am fortunate enough to have put myself in a position to give back.
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Forever grateful.
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HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR
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#dizzydoan #firecrackers #blvcklotvs #cute #art #artist #aapi #asianamerican #culture #liondance #selfie #artistic #love #model #tattooing #lunarnewyear #tet #CHINESENEWYEAR #yearofthecat #gunghayfatchoy #yearoftherabbit
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Session 3.
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Session 3.
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Done for now. His first tattoo.
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It is essential that we show respect for our roots by remembering and appreciating our predecessors and the richness of our cultural traditions. We, as Asian Americans, must band together in the midst of the chaos we're seeing today to prevent our heritage from being diminished or lost within all the noise.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved this holiday for all the good positivity it brings. A break from the monotony of everyday life was offered by it. Whether you believe in superstition or not, the traditions with which I was brought up have changed the way I see the world and the role fortune plays in my life.

Traditions should be preserved and shared. Culture needs to progress and mature and transform in order to grow, not remain frozen in time. CULTURE is a safeguard against moral decay and identity loss for a nation.

I am a trailblazer in my own right, as the first person in my family to be born in the United States. And it is up to me to make sure that my people's history, customs, and language are preserved for future generations. I have been immersed in Vietnamese culture ever since I was an adolescent.

Don't expect kids to appreciate the incense, offerings, and celebrations that come with lucky red envelopes if you just hand them out without explanation. It is more important than ever to help the current generation discover and embrace their individual identities because of the ease with which culture can be forgotten in the modern world.

SENDING GOOD NEW MOON VIBES YOUR WAY!
#dizzydoan #firecrackers #blvcklotvs #cute #art #artist #aapi #asianamerican #culture #liondance #selfie #artistic #love #model #tattooing #lunarnewyear #tet #CHINESENEWYEAR #yearofthecat #gunghayfatchoy #yearoftherabbit
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Can't wait to finish this one. Good start for Session 1.
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Got a good start on this monster today!!
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A couple months ago I got a chance to sit down with @thebiggumbrellapodcast and chop it up about my crazy schedule, my motivations, trials and tribulations, and the reasoning behind why I started @doanfoundation and the events that led up to opening @blvcklotvstattoo
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To put it all in a nutshell- Feed off of people's doubts, learn through your mistakes, and don't forget to give back that knowledge when you make it to your destination.
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Here's a sneak peek of our 2 hour podcast!! The full episode will be available in a few weeks on YouTube.
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Made some good progress on this Korean themed backpiece today!
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Made some good progress on this Korean themed backpiece today!
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Everyone in the Asian-American community knows that our parents are
terrible at displaying love. More so when it comes to saying you're sorry. 
In both cases, fruit was the answer to the problem.
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“Come eat fruit,” our mothers said. Keeping traditions, breaking cycles, nurturing new possibilities.

Capturing vibrancy and hope in watercolor mangoes, lychees, and mung beans.
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#Tattoo #tattooartist #Tattooartists #tattooideas #tattoos #tattoosleeve #tattoodesign #tattooflash #tattooart #dizzydoan #blvcklotvs #blvcklotvstattoo #watercolor #fruit #aapi #asian
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Everyone in the Asian-American community knows that our parents are
terrible at displaying love. More so when it comes to saying you're sorry. 
In both cases, fruit was the answer to the problem.

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#Tattoo #tattooartist #Tattooartists #tattooideas #tattoos #tattoosleeve #tattoodesign #tattooflash #tattooart #dizzydoan #blvcklotvs #blvcklotvstattoo #watercolor #fruit #aapi #asian
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Prepping for my client in 2 weeks from Wisconsin.
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Some may say I've plateaued. Sometimes you gotta' take a moment and remind yourself that you didn't come this far only to come this far. And show up.
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Prepping for my client in 2 weeks from Wisconsin.
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