These days, it’s almost an anomaly not to have a tattoo rather than to have one. Tattoos have become so acceptable, in fact, that many people get one and it’s not long before their planning an entire sleeve. How many of us have that friend that got their first tattoo, and then in the period of less than a couple months has a half dozen more? Tattoos certainly can be addictive. The truth though is that a tattoo does require more than the desire to get more artwork put on your body. Your body has to actually be healthy and ready for your tattoo. With that in mind, today we want to share a few factors to take into consideration when determining the correct amount of time between your tattoos. Make Sure Not To Make Bad Choices. Everyone knows somebody that regrets a tattoo they got. While a new tattoo can be amazing, if you don’t take time to think about what you are getting on your body, it could be a lifelong commitment you will end up regretting. It’s true you can remove them (laser removal is painful), or cover them up, but let’s just avoid that whole situation by really thinking about things ahead of time. Tattoos Can Increase Risk of Infection. After your tattoo, your body is fighting hard to heal and fight any infection from your open tattoo wound. So while your body art may look awesome on the outside, your inner body is craving a little time to rest and recoup in order to repair your damaged skin. Wait until your tattoo has fully healed before you start on another. Tattoos Are Expensive Budget Concerns. The truth is that unless you are wealthy or have a friend that is in the industry, tattoos are expensive. Sometimes the space between tattoos simply has to do with the fact that you need to pay your bills, mortgage or rent, and food expenses. Remember, a new tattoo shouldn't break the bank. Don’t Get Tattooed If You Are Sick. Infections from weakened immune systems can become real nasty, real quick. They can even become life-or-limb-threatening if they aren't treated promptly and professionally. For this reason, if you are ill, or are just getting over an illness, it may be best to wait to let your body boost it’s immune system before you get your next tattoo. Survey Says...The truth is, the amount of time between tattoos varies from person to person. Depending on who you are, it could be a week or several months that you should wait before getting another tattoo. You need time to make a design and artist commitment while preparing your body for another session. Some people are more impatient than others, and for those people, once your prior tattoo is in the final stages of healing and your artist is available, you're set. But don't get a new tattoo too quick—the more tattoos the body has to heal, the longer it'll take to heal each individually.