I 've Never Used a Tanning Bed

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    Nor do I ever plan too!

    I burn easily and honestly was not meant to be tan. I want to prevent having skin cancer, if I can help it and I'm ok with my skin tone. If you don't like it, look away!
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    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    And I Probably Never Will.

    I've never had a desire to be tan at all. I honestly have always liked being pale. And if I ever happen to decide that I wish to be tan, I'll lie out in the sun and try doing it the natural way. There is something about tanning beds that is just completely disconcerting to me.
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    Feb 15, 2009

    Nope, Never.

    And I'm going to keep it that way. Going to the tanning salon and uv-ing your skin for twenty minutes or so is as dangerous as smoking a pack of cigarettes.
    wonderlust wonderlust
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2008

    I used to be guilty of tanning in beds a couple

    years ago. Around 3 years ago I noticed a spot start forming but I didn't think anything of it until it started itching and getting a little bigger recently. I decided to go get it looked at after 3 and a half years and the doctor said the biopsy came back severely abnormal...
    Findingmyself84 Findingmyself84
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    And u don't plan on it

    because they are bad for your skin
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

    Because I...

    ...already have a naturally tan skin tone.  I'm tan during the winter, and during the summer, I just get even more tan.  I don't sunburn either.  Oh yeah! :P
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 15, 2009

    I already have color :) I just don't need to

    get darker. Then I'd be the color of my hair:(
    Chocolateloverteam Chocolateloverteam
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 4, 2014
    grower629 grower629
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    I never had any desire to use one of those thins

    so why would I start now , When God gave us the good ole sun to use anyhow .
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    1 Response Feb 1, 2015

    Course not. My friend posted this "When your

    tanning in a storm and the powers goes out #NakedAndFried" If you got the naked and afraid reference you rock
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2014
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 26, 2014

    But I have always wanted to prank someone

    who works there by asking for an appointment haha.
    Rookie009 Rookie009
    22-25, M
    Dec 21, 2014

    I never have and don't plan on using one.

    I'm somewhat tan but I've always wanted to be a bit darker, perhaps I'll spend more time under the sun to get a more natural tan. I do like that warm feeling of being under the sun anyway, I'll be able to get more of it when I go to Mexico. ^.^
    Rockandrollfan Rockandrollfan
    22-25, F
    Nov 28, 2015

    I'm Kinda Afraid To

    I'm claustrophobic and I would start freaking out. I would probably forget I was in such a flat, small space and reach upwards and burn myself! I wouldn't be able to hold still. What if someone forgot about me and I would be stuck in there too long?!My mom used to go tanning and...
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    Jun 7, 2011

    Never Have Been to One

    its probably because i'm not big on the leathery oompa loompa look.  but that's just me.  seriously, i have some oompa loompa family members and aquaintances... it's just not for me though.  i love the color orange but that's just going too far. not that there's...
    merisszzilla merisszzilla
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2009

    I'm dark skin sooooo nahh I love my skin though.

    I look all chocolate milky lol... Is that weird to say? I really want cookies and milk. I love it
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Sep 26, 2014

    I can't tan, anyway,

    so no point to it.
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    Nov 16, 2015

    No Freakin' Way!

    i can never, never, ever imagine crawling into one of those things! they seriously look like hot, glowing coffins. just the thought of being sandwiched in there with the heat baking my skin is enough to make me FREAK OUT!!!!!! if you've ever seen the movie "final...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    Feb 23, 2009

    Not For Me.

    Not only do I burn easily, but I also have a family history of skin cancer. I doubt jumping in a tanning bed would work out well for me.
    VolensVivarium VolensVivarium
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 29, 2008
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    1 Response May 22, 2015

    I refuse to ever use a Tanning Bed.

    If I ever want to tan I'll be using nature.
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    Sep 25, 2014

    I don't want to burn my skin just

    so I am "in style" whatever that means nowadays...
    lonelyreader9301 lonelyreader9301
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014
    anasteel2 anasteel2
    41-45, F
    Sep 29, 2014

    I'm EXTREMELY pale-skinned.

    I don't tan, I just burn a lovely shade of lobster-red. xD
    mhenson144 mhenson144
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 7, 2014

    Not used to any tanning bed/salon

    or animal skin too. Not fond of them, and a plain strong wood bed is more comfy to me. Do not wish cruelty towards animals for the purpose of passion towards costly fur coats, drapes or any linen per say. Not used to air-conditioners or heaters too. No pets enter my...
    Elitevenkat8kashyap Elitevenkat8kashyap
    41-45, M
    Jul 23, 2014
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

    Born with colour... I would like to try some

    fake tan and see how that goes though! Get that orange glow going (but obviously avoid the "You've been Tangoed!" look). If I used a tanning bed I wonder if I would ever fall asleep in one... Curious.
    Shiznitone Shiznitone
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    My mom won't let me ;,

    ( I'm bout to make a cl ad asking if I can come to someone's house an use there's
    AryanaTwinkle AryanaTwinkle
    13-15, F
    Dec 6, 2015

    Would I even fit? My mid section extends a

    little farther than most.
    TubbyPlumpton TubbyPlumpton
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2014

    I have never used a tanning bed.

    I live down south, but still am very pale, however, I have always been afraid to use a tanning bed. A Lot of my girlfriends use them, but my mom always told me to stay away from them, so I have.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2014
    DeletedDeletedDeleted DeletedDeletedDeleted
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2014

    Being Out In The Sunshine Is Nicer, Anyway

    Don't think I've had a tan since the English drought of 1976.It's possible though, as bathing was rationed to save water, most of that was muck.Can't imagine laying on a sunbed or getting a spray.  It's absurd.
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Mar 28, 2011

    And after seeing Final Destination,

    tanning beds give painful deaths.
    deathismysoulmate deathismysoulmate
    Apr 13, 2014

    They scare me to death.

    I have too many people in relation that have skin cancer of some kind
    MistressDawn MistressDawn
    22-25, F
    May 29, 2014

    Why Bother...

    I live in South Florida and go kayaking regularly. I don't see the need to use a tanning bed. From what I have heard tanning beds are worse that going out in the sun without sunscreen. Also the sun is free.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Feb 13, 2009

    Maybe I should have. I wanted to look tanned

    for an event I had to attend. But I didn't have time to do it the right way, going outside. And I do not trust tanning beds. I was too cheap to pay for a tanning session anyway.So I opted for a self spray tan. I regretted it. It didn't look so good.I showered and...
    pilotpro pilotpro
    22-25, M
    Apr 7, 2014
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