Having the same tattoo operated on twice in a row is not only not suggested, but it is strongly discouraged. Your tattoo is a new wound that your body is now attempting to repair. Your tattoo will be puffy and may have begun to scab the day after you had it done. If you want your tattoo to look its best, don't do it again so soon.
However, if you have a follow-up appointment with the artist who did your first tattoo and you ask them politely, they might do another piece for you. Just make sure that this second tattoo is done under the same safe conditions that applied to your first one. For example, if there was any infection from your first tattoo, then your second one would also be at risk of being infected.
The best time to get a new tattoo is when you have a few hours to spend lying in a quiet room. Have someone drive you there and pick you up afterward. Make sure that you tell everyone about your tattoo project, especially the artist who will be working on it. They should know not to touch anything else on your body while they are working on just one area.
You should plan to stay in bed for several hours after your tattoo session. It's important to allow your skin to rest and recover properly. Plus, you'll feel much better if you stick to this sleep schedule once the tattooing process is over.
As long as you don't acquire any infections, severe scabbing, or tears in your skin, your tattoo will heal in around 3 weeks. However, your body will still be recuperating, so your tattoo may seem somewhat scaly or hazy for another week. Finally, after about a month has passed, your tattoo will be clear of any residual color.
If you eat well and get plenty of rest, then there's no reason why your tattoo should look fuzzy for more than a few days. All it takes is some good care and time will take it away forever.
How much longer must you wait? After your tattoo is completed, your tattoo artist will most likely advise you to wait at least 48 hours before engaging in vigorous physical activity or heavy sweating. The key words are "at least." A wound usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to heal. So if you tear something while playing sports, let the ink bleed off and then call your tattoo artist to come repair his work.
If you go too soon after getting a tattoo removed, the skin can be damaged. Also, some tattoos may not fully remove under laser treatment so they will show up again when you sweat or have a reaction to the chemicals used during the process.
The length of time you can play sports after getting a tattoo removed depends on how you plan to treat the area. If you're going to use an electric needle, you can return to play immediately after one session. If you plan to go under the knife, you'll need to wait until the wound has healed before trying anything strenuous.
Then there's no reason why you shouldn't get two tattoos on the same day. However, we recommend waiting at least six months between two tattoos. You should expect to wait anything from a week (when the first tattoo begins to heal correctly) and a few months (when the first tattoo is fully healed). Each additional tattoo will generally take about three months to heal.
In addition to healing time, other factors such as ink quality and placement may also affect how many tattoos you can have before your skin heals. Tattoos done by reputable artists using approved techniques can be cared for by regularly washing your hands after handling tools or materials that may have been used during the process.
The number of tattoos you can have before your skin heals is limited only by your imagination and your budget.