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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.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


My sincerest gratitude to L.D. for allowing me to post this photo of his tattoo, and my apologies for not getting to it sooner. This is a tattoo tracing of a real life EKG complete with a little bit of artifact (minor electrical interference) which is very common and expected in actual cardiac monitoring. A person wanting a reality feel to their tattoo should consider obtaining an actual EKG under less than ideal conditions (sit upright in a running or moving ambulance perhaps?) and incorporating some of the minor imperfections they find.

One word of caution is to be careful of how tall the QRS complexes are. That's the skinny, spiky part jutting upright the highest from the baseline. If this gets too tall it could indicate Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. If in doubt, email me for a free consultation. My summer activities and winter preps have wound down in intensity and volume, and I should be able to get back to you fairly promptly.

Thank you L.D. for sharing your tattoo photo for the benefit of others!

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