Twitter: @Al_fliction Website: alfliction.com
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Al Fliction has been an artist his entire life. When he was just fourteen, Al worked at Brooklyn’s Albee Square Mall and the famous Roxy nightclub in New York City; airbrushing t-shirts for the groundbreaking hip-hop film “Beat Street”. During the 80’s, Al was an integral part of the graffiti movement in NYC that saw urban youth leaving their artistic imprint all over the Big Apple’s subways and landscape. After achieving international success at the turn of the century with his pioneering airbrush-themed clothing company, AirwearNYC, he took time to teach airbrushing courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Now, Al Fliction is a leading artist/entrepreneur in the exploding urban tattoo market who owns and operates two unique boutiques, hosts tattoo parties in his custom-made RV and co-founded the first and only urban tattoo convention in the world. He has over twenty years of graffiti, airbrushing and tattooing experience and his work and life story have been featured in XXL, The Source, Don Diva and Urban Ink magazines. In May of 2010, he headed the first annual New York City Urban Tattoo Convention, which drew sizable crowds, hip-hop celebrities, and provided a platform for some of the most talented and innovative urban tattoo artists in the nation. Recently, Al Fliction again redefined the tattoo industry by founding the Got Ink? All City Urban Tattoo Tour, which holds conventions in the leading urban tattoo markets across America. An artist at heart, his true passion is still to provide New Yorkers with optimum-quality skin art via his two shops, Bklyn Ink and Tattoo Affliction, located in Brooklyn and Manhattan, respectively. “Dont call it a comeback, He been here for years!!