Hi My Name is Cedra and I have tricuspid atresia and im turning 18 on October 30th, 2013. For my birthday i want to go get a nose piercing and a tattoo, but my mon thinks its not a good idea. Ive gotten 3 tattoos, and 3 ear piercings prior to my birthday, but those were secretly done. I had no antibiotics prior to those piercings and tattoos, and im just fine. I understand its a risk of infection but its to my understanding that tattoos and piercings arent a big procedure, to where im going to need antibiotics, unlike a dental visit. I would really like someone to get back to me as soon as possible! Thank you.