I wouldn't know about 55 expat--I won't be there for a looooooong time! LOL Okay, 5 more years, which should be here by next week as fast as time has been flying by the last few years!
Carpal Tunnel--yuck. My hands are asleep most of the time it seems, and often when I pick things up with my left hand (even something small like a paper clip) my hand (mainly through my middle finger and middle of my hand) "twangs." That is the only way I can describe it. That is a horrible feeling--kind of like being shocked with electricity.
To semi-tie this back in with the original topic, I guess no one would want me to give them a tattoo! Along with having absolutely no artistic talent, how would you like me to handle the needles with my hands asleep?! Ouch!