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I used this image because I’ve seen it posted without a source SO many times.  (I’m looking at you Disney fandom)

Artwork - [x]

I’m gonna go ahead and signal boost the living fuck out of this.

http://saucenao.com/ is a good site to use as well. Another thing you can do is add sources to unsourced art you see on your dashboard so anyone who reblogs from you will spread the source around as well.

it’s even a lot easier to search for the image—just right click the image and hit “search Google for this image”

Something even easier than just that for sourcing is the Saucenao Tool.  It’s an extension for both Chrome and Firefox and it allows you to right click any image and search it through either Saucenao (if it’s an Pixiv work), Google Image, IQDB or TinEye with just a simple click!  

The google reverse image search is SO HANDY! Whenever clients want a tattoo of someone else’s artwork and have searched ‘tirelessly’ for the artist with no avail I email them back in 2 seconds with the artist’s name, email, and website. This is also super handy when you find stolen artwork, I often reverse image search everything in the gallery that looks out of place and email the original artists. It makes you feel like an internet superhero.

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PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!

IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!

Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.

Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.

If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
  • Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
  • Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
  • If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
  • See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!

This grows mostly in Washington, Oregon, then most of the upper eastern states [Ohio, New York, Maryland, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, etc.].

From what I’ve seen [in Washington], most of the time they’re just tiny little flowers on the side of the road or creeks [the size of your finger]. For those, the sap causes a lot of burning and itching sensations, which last for days.

I can only imagine these types of reactions listed above from bigger versions.

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