Chicago Tattoo Artist Stabbing Victim Shred David

Support My Dad’s Recovery

Hello everyone,

My name is Marc, and I'm writing to you today with a heavy heart and a plea for help. My dad, Dave aka Shred is the most incredible person I know. He's not only my hero but also a talented tattoo artist who owns a well known tattoo studio in the city of Chicago called Shred’s Inferno. This past Saturday mine and my family’s lives were shattered when he was brutally stabbed multiple times.

Right now, my dad is in the hospital fighting for his life. The doctors say he has a punctured lung and other injuries, and we're not sure how long his recovery will take. It breaks my heart to see him in pain and uncertainty.

As you can imagine, with my dad unable to work, our financial situation has become really tough. The medical bills are already piling up, and on top of that, there are the bills for his shop and our home. I'm worried about how we'll manage everything and keep the roof over our heads and the shop running.

That's why I'm reaching out to all of you, our friends, family, and community. Over the past 26 years in business he has touched so many lives with his amazing talent ,compassion, and humor. He's always been there for others, and now he needs your help. We're asking for any support you can offer to take some of the burden away from my dad and our family during this difficult time.

Your contribution, no matter how big or small, will make a huge difference. It will mean so much to my dad to know that people care about him and are standing by his side. It will give him the strength to fight and recover without the added stress of financial worries.

My dad's passion for tattoo artistry is a part of who he is, and I can't bear to see that taken away from him. With your help, we can ensure that his dream and his business continue to thrive once he's back on his feet.

Please consider donating to our GoFundMe campaign and sharing this story with others who might be able to help. Your support will not only make a difference in my dad's life but also in the lives of our family as we face this challenging time together.

Thank you for reading my plea, and thank you for any support you can provide. Your kindness will forever be remembered.

With heartfelt gratitude,
Marc (Dave/ Shred’s son)


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David Kunesh
La Grange Park, IL
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