Services

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.

Tattoo

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.

Tattoo School

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.

Art Commission

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.

Our Team

Lee

Lee

Dark Realism

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 Realism, and he is always looking to meet people who share his enthusiasm for darker tattoo art.

Spike

Spike

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.

Ken

Ken

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.

Edwin

Edwin

Tattoo Artist

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

Joni

Joni

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.

Kristina

Kristina

Photorealism

Bio

Mawi

Mawi

Neo traditional, oriental traditional, soft black and grey, pointillism

aaron

aaron

american traditional

Aaron started tattooing when he was 15, he was intrigued by black and grey work but now focuses his craft in American Traditional.

carlos

carlos

Black and grey, realism, line work, lettering, cartoon art, floral art

Andy

Andy

Neo traditional, Neo-style tribal, Lettering, Simplistic art

Jazzy

Jazzy

Lettering, Tribal, Small Tattoos, Simplistic

Taco

Taco

Neo Traditional, American Traditional, Lettering

Taco started as a self taught painter. From there he went on to teach himself graphic design, photography, videography, and music production. To fund his creative ventures he honed his skills as a chef then a cocktail mixologist. His creative talent caught the eye the AOW family, who he has been with ever since.

About

From the moment that you walk through our doors you will see that we are serious about art. We put the same care in dedication to tattooing because we understand and value that every tattoo has some sort of meaning to everyone. We value the time and ideas of each client and believe that we will be able to work with any style and design with absolute perfection. Art Of War’s mission is to debunk the negative stereotypes of unwelcoming tattoo studios and provide an inviting, professional place for people from all walks of life to share in our passion for Tattoos.

Personal Info

  •   (571) 282-3289
  •   7214 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042
  •   info@aowtattoo.com.
I am so happy I found Art of War ! Lee was the artist who did my tattoo and he was super great to work with! His take on the design idea I gave him came out better then I could of imagined. I will definitely be coming back for more!
Ashely R.

Ashely R.

Alexandria, VA
Love being here! The atmosphere is amazing and all the artists are friendly and make me feel at home while I'm here. It's reassuring because tattoos are permanent and I feel at home while I'm here.
Jaedynn M.

Jaedynn M.

Spotsylvania, VA
My artist, Lee, was super accommodating and did an incredible job all-around, totally exceeded my expectations. This was my first tattoo, and everyone at the shop did a great job of making sure I was in good shape. Walked away with an awesome piece and a great experience.
Matt P.

Matt P.

Arlington, VA
I had my piece done by Lee, he was really easy going and fun and made the whole experience really great. Will definitely be coming back for my sleeve as soon as possible! Great art and great people!
Zaida S.

Zaida S.

Centreville, VA
Best tattoo parlor in Nova everyone that works at the shop are friendly people they play good music and the tattoo artists are the best.
Ian L.

Ian L.

Sterling, VA
Was referred to AOW by a friend with the most intricate and detailed line work ever! The staff is welcoming and the owner Vinh Lee gave me a tattoo I will proudly wear for the rest of my life! Highly recommend!
Mike B.

Mike B.

Falls Church, VA

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