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Welcome to the

Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life

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.



Our call to action

By using our call to action #SpreadTheTradition you are helping spread the honors, histories and stories of our great military traditions. It's more than a hashtag or a slogan; it's a calling and a way of life. Something we here at The Washington Tattoo believe in.

join the Tradition

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Don't get left behind. Become a patron of the arts and supporter of military veterans and first-responders!!

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The Washington Tattoo, Inc. | P.O. Box 100549, Arlington, Virginia 22210 

©2020, All Rights Reserved.  |  The Washington Tattoo, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN 84-22469304


Our organization earned a 2019 Bronze Seal! Now our community can see our commitment to transparency and easily contact us for more information. Check out our updated GuideStar #NonprofitProfile

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Salute to Valor!: A Warrior's Tale   |  TBD