WTF: A Bunch of College Campuses Have Tanning Beds

Tanning beds are terrible for you, a means of paying to drastically increase your skin cancer risk. The CDC disapproves, and so does the surgeon general. Seriously, they are dumb and terrible. And yet, according to a new study, they're alarmingly common on college campuses. What, because college was too healthy? » 10/31/14 12:30pm 10/31/14 12:30pm

Nanny Allegedly Leaves Kids in a Hot Car So She Could Go Tan

A Portland, Oregon nanny was arrested after she left two small children locked in a car while she went to a tanning salon. » 6/30/14 10:00am 6/30/14 10:00am

John Boehner's Landlord Is A Tanning Bed Lobbyist Because Of Course

Famously tangerine-faced House Speaker John Boehner doesn't live in Washington year-round; he rents. And his landlord is a lobbyist for a tanning bed company because God loves you very, very much and wants you to have a joyous holiday season of rueful ironic chortling. » 12/18/13 1:45pm 12/18/13 1:45pm

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 11/07/13 5:20pm

Tanning Salon Is Super Thankful Native Americans 'Brought Sexy Color'

In honor of Thanksgiving, a chain of tanning salons in Alabama and Florida has launched a holiday-themed ad campaign that is both offensively stupid and stupidly offensive. "The Indians brought more than just 'CORN' to the first Thanksgiving," reads the copy, "they brought SEXY 'COLOR'!" Ugh, the unnecessary… » 11/06/13 4:50pm 11/06/13 4:50pm

Fake Tanning Gunk Is Destroying Some Mattresses in the UK

Bronzers and other gooey, UV-free artificial tanners may help the porcelain-hued citizens of the world achieve that sun-burnished quality so desirable by today’s aesthetics, but such tanners will also turn everyone who uses them into giant, weeping puddle monsters that seep through sheets and ruin perfectly adequate… » 9/01/13 4:30pm 9/01/13 4:30pm

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 8/06/13 1:50pm

One in Seven People With Skin Cancer Go Back to Tanning Beds

In case you hadn't figured it out already, tanning is addicting. So addicting, in fact, that one in seven tanners diagnosed with skin cancer go back to tanning even after their diagnosis. The endorphins released by skin cells after exposure to UV light make many people who tan dependent on getting into the ole' UV… » 7/12/13 6:15pm 7/12/13 6:15pm

Even the Government Wants You to Stop Tanning

The FDA wants to warn kids about the dangers of tanning. Which is a big fucking deal because those yahoos are so far behind the times that they still aren't certain what gluten-free means. (I know, my grandma's been off wheat for years now, too.) » 5/07/13 10:50am 5/07/13 10:50am

Woman Told She's 'Too Fat' to Go Tanning

Last week, a woman walked into an Ohio tanning salon, took a tour, received one tanning session, then purchased a $70 tanning package. But when she returned to Aloha Tanning the next day to tan some more, she was told that they'd changed their policy overnight and she was suddenly too fat to tan. » 4/23/13 9:30am 4/23/13 9:30am

Tanning Is a Young, White, Female Problem. And It's Deadly.

There are lots of causes we could argue are worth dying for: saving a life, freedom, maybe even religious martyrdom or something epic like that. Having “bronzed, sun-kissed” skin is not one of them. Not even Coco Chanel would argue with that, though she is credited with starting the Western trend of white women… » 4/10/13 1:20pm 4/10/13 1:20pm

Minors Banned from Using Tanning Beds in New Jersey, and It's All Tan…

Bad news for tweens and high-school kids hoping to be dark like Snooki and The Gang: Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill banning those under the age of 17 from using commercial tanning beds. » 4/02/13 4:20pm 4/02/13 4:20pm

Weirdly Arbitrary Study Finds People Who Watch Reality TV Are More…

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 2/25/13 4:00pm

People of the Sun, Unite! Tanning Industry Uses ‘Big Tobacco’ Marketing…

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 8/24/12 12:45pm

Breaking: Tan Mom Has Stopped Tanning

When we last saw Tan Mom, she was telling us that if we didn't like her, it's because we are jealous, fat and ugly. Now, Tan Mom — aka Patricia Krentcil — is in the latest issue of In Touch, with an announcement: She has accepted the mag's challenge to stay out of UV rays — real and artificial — for an entire month.… » 8/01/12 3:30pm 8/01/12 3:30pm

If You Don't Like Tan Mom, You're Just Jealous, Fat and Ugly

Guys. Is Tan Mom drunk? Is she slurring a little? And what is she talking about?
"Everything is dangerous."
"I tan, a rela — you know — one, once in a, three, four times a week. It's my relaxation."
"Any mother that says something or doesn't even know me… They don't have children."
"It's a blush."
"I don't sit in… » 5/04/12 12:45pm 5/04/12 12:45pm

Tan Mom, Looking Tanner than Ever, Is Diagnosed With Tanorexia

Avid tanner Patricia Krentcil was in court yesterday, pleading not guilty to child endangerment charges after school officials suspected that she took her 5-year-old child into a tanning booth. As part of a segment on ABC's Good Morning America, Krentcil said, "I've been tanning my whole life." » 5/03/12 12:15pm 5/03/12 12:15pm

Disturbingly Tan Mom Arrested After 5-Year-Old Daughter Gets Sunburn

44-year-old Patricia Krentcil was arrested and charged with child endangerment after her 5-year-old daughter was spotted at school with a sunburn. Apparently the little girl told classmates she "went tanning with Mommy." But Krentcil insists that the kid wasn't in the tanning booth: » 5/02/12 10:20am 5/02/12 10:20am

Some Doctors Aren't Wild About Self-Tanner, Prefer You Stay Pale

It seems pretty obvious that unless you're part of a certain subculture that shall remain nameless, you'll be less likley to lay out in the sun or use a tanning bed after you've applied sunless tanning lotion. Of course, researchers needed to conduct a survey to confirm this, and while the results aren't earth… » 12/19/11 10:43pm 12/19/11 10:43pm