At Art Of War Tattoo Collective, we separate ourselves from other Tattoo studios in the area by our large team of dedicated artists who each specialize in different styles so that clients never have to settle. We also make sure that everyone who walks through our studio is met with a warm reception and a safe clean environment to get tattooed. The AOW family wants to make sure that everyone is completely satisfied with the work that they are presenting before, during, and well after the tattooing process.
Art of War is also proudly the only tattoo school in the Northern Virginia Area. Our instructors will make sure that everyone with the right determination and work ethic is able to become a licensed tattoo artist. The courses will strictly follow all of the guidelines set forth by the Virginia Licensing body (DPOR) from sanitation, client work, and of course art classes. Call in today to get more information.
For those in need of new décor in their homes, furnishing a business, or just a lover of art, a few of our artists also do commission paintings and artwork. Whatever you may have in mind to satisfy your art cravings we will be able to provide. Call in today and see what we will be able to do for you.
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Lee was kidnapped by a band of ninjas when he was 3 years old. After panhandling for months to save up enough money for karate lessons he overcame his attackers then ran off and studied the sacred art of tattooing with a nomadic tribe of monks in the Aokigahara Forest of Japan. When he was 13 he mailed himself to America in a shoebox in search of new opportunities. He now Tattoos at Art of War Tattoo and……just kidding. We don’t know much about Lee. We do however, know that he specializes in Black and Grey and Dark Trash Realism, and he is always looking to meet people who share his enthusiasm for darker tattoo art.
Trash Polka, Lettering, Realism, Portrait
Spike has received critical acclaim for his exemplary work as a fine artist. Through years of experience and dedication, he has built a portfolio that is easily award winning. He has pushed his signature Trash-Polka style blended with realism. He shows extreme attentiveness to his work and clients and makes sure that everyone who gets work done by him is happy before the tattoo even starts.
Japanese Traditional, Dark Realism, and Black and Grey
Ken started tattooing after a long career as a sushi chef. He started learning from studios and artists all over the D.C. area. Ken quickly mastered Traditional Japanese as well as black and gray. This past year, Ken joined the Art of War team to expand his skill set and perfect his color tattoos. He wants to give every client that he works with an experience better than any other artist they have been with. He will take ideas and make sure that it is unique to each person’s personality and character.
Started tattooing at 14. Comes from a graffiti background. After a 3 Years he then started tattooing professionally. From the on he has been building his craft and even had a stint tattooing in Peru. While at the 2017 Baltimore Tattoo convention Edwin found Art Of War Tattoo And was tattooing by April at the shop. Edwin then made his way to Barbados to guest spot at a shop and had great success. Edwin specializes in geometric patterns, line work, and gothic themes
Watercolor, Line Work, Script, Traditional
Jonathan was introduced to tattooing since age 13. Jonathan is an illustrated artist specializing on various styles from black and gray, portraits, realism, three dimensional, traditional Japanese, geometric, watercolor, and custom lettering. His eye for detail translates solid bold outlines and colors of new school and traditional Americana into his client’s visions. Jonathan’s dedication is evident when renovating old tattoos into new master pieces and he proves his range with color blends, textures and saturations when it comes to cover ups, transforming unwanted tattoos into unique works of art.