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Tattoo lamour fou by micaeltattoo Tattoo lamour fou by micaeltattoo
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Exillior Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not normally a stickler for precision, but when I saw the squiggly line in front of the words, it took me a very long time to realise that is meant to be an ECG. I'm still not sure if I'm interpreting this correctly, but I'm guessing it's meant to be an ECG of a human heart? I'm just really disappointed because this would have been an absolutely beautiful tattoo (love the lettering) if it wasn't that such a signal could never come from a human heart.
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micaeltattoo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
I didn't quite understood what you mean, but congrats for your stickling by the way. I did this one a while ago, and just did a quick search after reading you comment to find out that some fast pace ECGs are somewhat similar. "Crazy Love" should bring some cardiac arrythmia... Well, as this is not a mustache, nor even a pipe, it doesn't really matter that much, but I appreciate your help anyway.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The kind of arrhythmia that crazy love would bring is a simple sinus tachycardia (which means just a very fast normal tracing); what you have could at a wild stretch of the imagination be 1:1 ventricular ectopics (although the shape of both the normal waveform and the ectopic waveform is wrong), which people call non-sustained VT, which doesn't come from an external trigger.

It's an academic discussion at this point, since the tattoo is done, but the reason I posted is because I feel that as body artists, we have a duty to research what we're putting on people. Especially with a tattoo which is permanent. This is on par with sticking a Chinese character on a person without having any idea what's being written, and it's how people end up with "Naked Chicken" and "Butt Face" on their bodies instead of "Peace" and "Love".
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micaeltattoo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Please forgive me if I sound ironic or condescending, because that is really not my intention.

You see, I am the most annoying and pain in the ass artist researcher that really believes in the duty you described above, and I intend to not have this kind of belligerent online discussion anymore, and this is not a stupid new years promise. I am pissed off, and have no patience at all in being misunderstood while exchanging knowledge.

I will never write "Butt Face" instead of "Love" Kanji, first because this ideogram is done to exhaustion, and is easy to know it by heart, and secondly I always use human translators instead of "Saint Google".

Working with people is harsh, even more in this "globalized" online world, where we can have the joy of being treated like shit while explaining things accordingly to individuals that really don't give a shit to the research work, and all that they really want is to us to shut the fuck up and do the "exact copy of Dwayne Johnson body art" 

I don't know if you like "Big Bang Theory" or not, but Sheldon said once that "Nobody likes people that know it all", and there's a Buddhist quote that states that when you correct a wise man you gain a friend, and if you correct a stupid man you gain an enemy.

That's exactly what I've been doing and what i will not do anymore. I talk and talk and in the end I'm taken for granted as a idiotic schmuck that thinks things that people don't think and give a shit about it. It's just lame and boring for them do you understand?

I really enjoyed to learn a little bit more about ECGs with you, and hope you understand what i mean, because stupid people are prowling to enter sterile arguments to disrespect strangers online just to fulfill some kind of mental disease need.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry if I came across as know-it-all or condescending, because I certainly don't know it all. I don't know the least Kanji, for example. And I know ECGs because I work with them. I don't expect people to know everything, either. As you pointed out yourself, you've conscientiously researched Kanji; and all I wanted to point out was that the same kind of research should apply to everything we're drawing, especially with tattoos because they're more or less permanent. I don't mean to imply you're generally a lazy ass who can't be asked looking up anything at all.

It pisses me off when people presume tattoo artists are photocopiers. I get a lot of people who note me asking me to design something in the style of my henna for them to get tattooed, and I always refuse, because for goodness' sake, their tattoo artist is an artist, not a photocopier, and they should respect their designing ability. Plus, I can think of nothing more terrible than being forced to apply somebody else's (potentially terrible) design for hours on end. Ugh.

Anyway. Sorry for the rant.
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micaeltattoo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
No need to be sorry. 
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xxkapri Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Awesome! Love the quote and the design!
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Aerialynnette Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
This is awesome!
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