I'm not alone! There are others out there who share in my compulsion!
I found it linked off of Reddit while searching for new material. The thread can be found here.
The OP is complaining about ambulances with bad EKGs on the side. Why? Why does this exist? Of all the people in the world who should know what a normal EKG looks like, wouldn't an AMBULANCE SERVICE HAVE THIS KNOWLEDGE??
One poster, Spax_, appropriately writes:
I guess I should clarify. An EKG/ECG is the electrical pattern that your heartbeat makes on a cardiac monitor (the thing that goes BEEEEEEEEEEP in movies when someone 'flatlines' and then George Clooney brings them back with his gleeming smile). That line isn't just a random scribble. It follows a set shape depending on the way that the heart is beating, it is composed of a p-wave the QRS-complex and a t-wave. These things all correspond to different movements within the heart. If you want a nice heart beat tattoo to remember someone by then please at least get them in a nice normal sinus rhythm, not an arrest rhythm. Because when you show me the latter stating 'this is to remember my aunty' my first thought is 'oh so she died in VF?'.So, my dear readers, I present to you another round of good EKG tattoos which won't make people think that your cherished family member, enshrined by your sick "heart beep" tribal band, died of some kind of congenital heart defect.