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wrist recovery fund

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i am a tattoo artist at a private studio in seattle. about a month ago, my wrist began hurting at my inner forearm. i began treating it immediately, getting a brace, icing, resting, wrapping, etc. my pain has spread to my entire forearm and i can no longer tattoo or do most functions with my dominant hand! i have been getting acupuncture, have seen my regular doctor, am going to an occupational therapist and soon have an appointment at a sports medicine clinic too. if its a possible treatment i have likely tried it at this point.

the general consensus is that i am experiencing inflammation and need to rest. my doctor said potentially for 8-12 weeks before pursuing more risky treatments such as steroids.

this is of course a devastating place to be in as a self employed artist! i have about 8 full weeks of tattoos on my calendar (2-3 clients most days) and have been going week by week with reschedules as i reduce my workload. i am currently at the point that i cannot work at all and it seems that this will be true for the following few (or many) weeks.

i am using this go fund me to help aid in my rest and recovery while i am not able to make income through tattooing. i pay for my own health insurance, which makes some of these treatments more affordable, but the monthly insurance bill is a steep trade off. the goal amount will cover my apartment rent and health insurance for a month, with a little left over to go toward medical expenses.


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Emily Rose Lumsdaine
Seattle, WA

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