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piercings and tattoos with a heart murmur

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
basically when i first went to the doctors when i was like 2, the doctor said i had a heart murmur. i dont have any symptoms of any heart problems which would indicate that its just a harmless form. its never caused me any problems with sports or breathing. but going to my main point..im considering getting a tattoo and/or a piercing and iv been told that if you have a heart murmur you cant have this done??

anyone know if this is true/false?

thanks :thumb:

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    tattoos and piercings are fine, although you may want to check with your GP as to whether a course of antibiotics before any procedure would be worth while, incase anything gets into the blood stream.

    Of course, it depends on the type of murmur as to whether it would even be worth it - but better to be safe than sorry.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd definitely check with your GP before going ahead with any tattoo or piercing.
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