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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

Riding the T Wave

This was the result of an EKG consult request email, which I think came out really well. The goal was to incorporate some aspect of the ocean in the waveform, and the requester came up with the brilliant idea to turn the T wave into a sea wave. After a bit of trimming and adjusting the tattoo was complete.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The person who received this tattoo intended to adjust the T wave to appear like an ocean wave. The T wave is the final shape in the heartbeat (which in this case obviously looks like a wave of water). If you desire a normal EKG waveform without coastal imagery, this is still a fine place to start. Check out part I of my EKG primer for more information on the normal sinus rhythm.

Thank you E.W. for allowing me to post this tattoo.

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