The son of an English teacher and a college professor, Sebastian Orth's moment of awakening took place at the age of seventeen in the biology class of a California high school. It happened almost accidentally, with a single drop of drawing ink and the insertion of a dissection probe into the skin above his hand. Poking holes through his flesh. Allowing the ink to penetrate and mark him forever. He knew then what he wanted, and what he wanted to be. Beginning his career as a self-confessed 'scratcher' without technical training while working and being tattooed in back rooms and musty garages, Orth progresses through trial, error and indomitable spirit and discipline to the height of his profession as he emerges, finally, as a tattoo artist. Exploring and encountering everything from tattoo addiction to epilepsy along the way.