My best friend went all natural with her first

She's currently pregnant again and she said since she didn't have one with her first she doesn't want one this time. The first time it wasn't by choice, she was moving along too fast and even was told by nurses not to push but she had to and within two pushes, he was out. I have always been nervous about getting the epidural because I don't like needles but her sister said today since I got tattoos I would be fine. I mean I don't think it's the same though. My aunt has 9 kids and went all natural with the last (not by choice) and said if that had happened before she wouldn't have had anymore kids lol. I'm so conflicted. I still have time to think since I'm 21 weeks but I keep going back and forth!