BC: After attaining a BFA in illustration from Philadelphia’s University of The Arts in 1996, Ali traveled the country and Europe fronting the punk/hardcore band “Fast Times”. During these years, she created album and merchandise art for Fast Times, and other bands including Dillinger Escape Plan, and Up Front. Before pursuing the craft of tattooing, Ali had gained notoriety as a collector, having traveled numerous times to Switzerland to collect extensive work from Filip Leu. In recent years, she has extended her collection to include work by Jeff Gogue, Nick Baxter, and Paul Booth. Her life experiences as a visual artist, tattoo enthusiast, and entertainer led her to pursue a career in tattoo, starting in 2007.