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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.

#ShareTheTradition Scottish Bagpipes



Our call to action

By using our call to action #ShareTheTradition 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.


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