Inkskin was an enslaver for the Zenda Brothers Circus.
He was one of the guards in charge of the prisoners, protecting them alongside Bam-Bam during 15 mile hikes and medically caring for wounds the prisoners received during their captures.
During circus shows, Inkskin stripped down, apart from a loincloth, to reveal the tattoos all over his body as a sideshow, sword swallowed and also became a vendor and sold hard candy to children attending the performances.
On October 23rd, 1953 whilst on a hike to Tank Town, Capelli broke free from his chains using an old hacksaw, Inkskin was the first to be alerted of the escape and hurried to block Capelli's route to freedom, however Joseph used the lose chain around his neck to strike Inkskin on the bridge of the nose, which caused him to collapse in agony. Capelli was captured by a representative of Tank Town whom tied him up with a lasso and Inkskin got the chance to take revenge of his humiliation by beating Capelli down to the pavement and forcing him back to the prisoners.
After the trip in Tank Town where Capelli killed the Circus' main attraction El Diablo, the owners had him cruxified and at the end of every day on the cross, Inkskin, along with Bam-Bam, would give him some hot soup and make sure he was alive enough for the next day. Whilst they hid in the shadows awaiting Chimeran patrols to ambush for a new star of the circus. On November 3rd, after the third day of trying to create an ambush, Inkskin started to untie Capelli to put him back in the wagon with the other prisoners for the night, however this turned out to be his final act, when he untied Capelli and was just about to put the metal collar back on the prisoner, he was shot in the head by a conceiled sniper (Susan Farley) whom had followed the circus from Tank Town and Capelli's fight with El Diablo, to free the prisoner in order to find out information on SRPA and more importantly her adopted brother Nathan Hale.
Inkskin dons his name from his tattoos which cover his forehead, cheeks and bare torso, Inkskin has also filed down his teeth into points as an intimidation tactic. Inkskin's appearance may have also been weary due to him suffering from malnutrition and disease.