Teens Nationwide Defy Indoor Tanning Bans, Take a Stand for Right to Bake Themselves

Indoor tanning, favored by the likes of Tan Mom and New Jersey housewife/convicted criminal Teresa Giudice, has never been known for being safe. But, as more states are making it illegal for those under 18 to partake in the practice, it’s becoming evident that some teens are going to keep tanning no matter what. »9/21/15 6:30pm

Tanning Salon Employee Has Epic Racist Freakout Over 'Sexy Indian' Ad

Yesterday, we brought you one of the most ill-advised ads for a tanning salon ever (as though tanning could get any more gauche), a tacky, racist mess that featured a white lady in a "Sexy Indian" Halloween costume along with copy that read "The Indians brought more than just 'CORN' to the first Thanksgiving... they… »11/07/13 5:20pm

Republican Named Yoho Declares Tanning Bed Tax Racist Against Whites

Ted Yoho is a former large animal veterinarian from Florida who doesn't understand what racism is. That alone does not make Ted Yoho interesting. What makes Ted Yoho interesting is the fact that he is a United States Congressman who doesn't understand what racism is, to the extent that he believes a tax on tanning… »8/06/13 1:50pm

Weirdly Arbitrary Study Finds People Who Watch Reality TV Are More Likely to Use Tanning Beds

When I was a senior in high school, my parents and I took a trip to Samoa to visit my uncle. In preparation, because I am essentially a cave salamander, my mom forced me to go to a tanning salon and get a "base" so that I wouldn't crisp like a tater-tot in the South Pacific sun. I crisped anyway, of course (this raw… »2/25/13 4:00pm

People of the Sun, Unite! Tanning Industry Uses ‘Big Tobacco’ Marketing Tactics to Paint Doctors as ‘Villains’

Tanning beds are awesome and full of life-blasting vitamins, whereas doctors are stupid, maybe even villainously stupid and need to be stopped from telling people who want only to lay their tired heads down on a bed of synthetic sunshine that tanning salons are not the second-best places in the Solar System (the first… »8/24/12 12:45pm