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What is a tattoo?

tat·​too, noun

A performing arts event consisting of music, marching, dance, and various other displays performed by military and civilian personnel.


The U.S. is home to a tremendous array of nationalities, customs, and traditions. The Washington Tattoo offers music, cultural, and educational programming in the D.C.-metropolitan area designed to celebrate the diversity of American culture through music and performing arts.


Students Supported


Veterans Connected




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Our call to action

 #ShareTheTradition Join The Washington Tattoo and become a patron today! Your donation is critical to our mission to bring the tradition and splendor of military tattoo to Washington, DC. Gifts to the Share the Tradition campaign directly support our volunteers, performing artists, and event expenses and are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Event sponsorship opportunities are available. To make a gift and to learn more, please contact

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"We The People", a brief introductory statement of the US Constitution's fundamental purposes and guiding principles. To us here at The Washington Tattoo, it is also a way of life. A call for us to be better, to be an inspiration, to be a light for the soul in spreading goodwill, culture, music, and heritage, sharing America’s pride and traditions with the world.

- We The People, We, The Washington Tattoo.

American History and Traditions
Military Music and Performances
Lifelong Memories
and Friends


Share your Washington Tattoo moment! Use #TheWashingtonTattoo and lets #ShareTheTradition together!

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