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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.



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Our call to action

 #ShareTheTradition Join The Washington Tattoo in 2022! 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 in 2022. To make a gift and to learn more, please contact

American History and Traditions
Military Music and Performances
Lifelong Memories
and Friends
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Share your Washington Tattoo moment! Use #TheWashingtonTattoo and lets #ShareTheTradition together!

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