Monroe, a statuesque high school English teacher,
is convinced that getting a tattoo to cover the remnants
of her brush with Morphea is the only option left
to open the door to self-acceptance, allowing her
to finally move on with her life after the devastating
diagnosis left more than physical scars in its wake.
Rick Sutton, owner of Skin Deep, a successful tattoo
shop, has his own cross to bear. Crippling guilt and
the specter of unrequited justice overshadow every
aspect of his life, trapping him within the haunted
corridors of his heart and soul; until the day Emily
walks into his shop.
Instantly, he recognizes a kindred spirit in Emily,
and a tenuous bond is formed. When the intimidating
yet teddy-bear of a man offers her a glimpse into
his passionate side, she is moved by what she sees
and takes a leap of faith. Together they traverse
the physical and emotional journey of freeing themselves
of their perceived flaws, an erotic undertaking that
proves to them beauty is only Skin Deep.