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The Health Care Tattoos database contains tattoo ideas which have been vetted by a paramedic for medical accuracy. Don't ink something onto your body forever without first knowing for certain what it means. Browse this site for tattoo ideas, and submit photos of your medical tattoos for the benefit of others to healthcaretattoos@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Street Anatomy I

Found at Street Anatomy

This anatomical heart tattoo was found over at streetanatomy.com. It shows a dissected heart complete with appropriate vessels and internal structures. Clearly visible are the aorta, pulmonary artery, vena cava, atria, ventricles, valves, and cordae tendinae. Street Anatomy has a number of excellent medical tattoos; I encourage you to go check it out.

Tips: It is a myth that the heart is physically located in the left side of the chest. The heart is located in the center of the chest beneath the sternum, and the large left ventricle hangs off to the left side. Here is a labeled x-ray from "Blogging For Your Noggin" to illustrate the heart's anatomical location:

Found at Blogging For Your Noggin

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