how long should I go tanning for if it's my first time in a while?
You should tan for 20 or less whether it's you first time or not. The number on rule about tanning is you should tanning for over 20 minutes. You can go to http://www.mastertanning.com/tips/28/using-a-tanning-bed/ for more information on tanning.
like ten minutes u don't want to be a loyster
10 minutes, less if new bulbs. ( spray tan is better, healthy)