Tanning. WTF.

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I get sunburnt from 100w light bulbs.

    I'm abolut as pasty white as they come, and it's becoming a hinderence to my physique. Mainly because pasty white looks like ass, and tan shows muscle definition better...

    So I'm looking into tanning.

    The local Hollywood tans recommends the HT54 for ~8 minutes per session, and a mild lotion.

    To me, this means nothing.

    I need some advice from you guys with experience.


    Oh, and i'm going on my honeymoon to Jamaica in ~7 weeks. I don't wanna end up with sun poisoning before I get off the plane..

    thanks!
     
  2. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

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    you can and will still get burned from real sunlight regardless of how tanned you are from a machine.
     
  3. ralyks

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    Go outside for 30minutes?
     
  4. MaineSucks

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    yeah, thats the best advice... go outside and make your own base
     
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    ive been laying outside alot lately and im getting dark as fuck, holla
     
  6. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

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    lay outside with a high spf, keep lowering it
     
  7. ally

    ally awh kittah

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    I went tanning last may and it worked nicely for me :dunno: If you do decide to go into the booths I would start lower than 8 minutes for your first few times and make sure to get a bronzing cream to use as well. This might work for you especially if it is too dark where you live.

    Good luck!
     
  8. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    does having darker skin hide your mustache?
     
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    SquallRm New Member

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    i layed outside for 2 hours, tanned very nicely... i gotta do my back next :o
     
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    does having a bigger gut hide your penis
     
  11. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    duh
     
  12. MikeTheVike1

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    I would go for less than 8 mins the first time if you are pastey...definitly use a lotion, and wait a couple days before yuo g oa second time even if you notice nothing after the first time...Last summer I went for 6 mins my first time...next day I noticed nothing so I went for 7 mins and got burnt as fuck, I also didn't use a lotion and the itching/peeling was unbearable.
     
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    hahaa lol
     
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    dirtysouthboy New Member

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    I've only tanned in a bed once, but i felt like a total fag doing it. Just go outside when ever you can and chill by the pool or soemthing.
     
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    Beach tanning FTW

    the sand reflects teh sun, and makes for effective tanning :bigthumb:
     
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    dirtysouthboy New Member

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    hell yeah, i turn into a bronze god when I go to the beach.
     
  17. Genocide

    Genocide Why does my W look like a peace sign?!

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    Most people don't know about this, but get 100% natural coconut oil, this thing will get you dark while you're sitting at home doing nothing. Rub it all over your body, and then go outside on a hot day. It will work, I promise you. Most of the time if you buy it at somewhere like the vitamin shoppe or something, it looks sort of like a white paste, leave the jar under hot water until it melts into oil, and then proceed to the rubbing.
     
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    Ya banana boat red for the win, that shit fucking works!
     
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    Go for 8 mins and use "X" bronzer, go consistantly so you build a base. You can try the spray tan once or twice to see if you like it, but be careful because some of the spray certain places us can turn you orangish.


    BTW only someone who is half gay would feel like a fag for going tanning.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Usually the first couple weeks of beach-going weather I'm dark as fuck. I tan really easy. Last year was the first year I was really out there on the beach and I was the tannest I've ever been.
     
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    Thanks for all of the advice.

    I'd love to do this naturally, as I feel like a fag going to a tanning bed too, but Philly in Spring = clouds and rain, not sun and beach. But yeah, chilling at the beach would be the best way.

    What about the comments about me still getting burnt, even if I have a tanning bed base. True? False?

    Crap. I'm gonna end up with sun poisoning on my honeymoon...
     
  22. darkostoj

    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    I say just try to get out whenever there is sun and read a book.
     
  23. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    Im very white as well. I try to tan every couple of weeks. I started at 5 minutes and have worked my way up to 10 now (in a few months), and it helps my skin. If I go tanning my shoulders and face don't break out nearly as often.
     
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    Its not natural either way. You get the same uv rays etc.. Just with the tanning beds its more controlled and faster. Quit being a pussy and worrying about getting burnt. Do you thionk 14yo girls are going in there and like OMG I may get burnt I better not do this:rofl:
     
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    DCyamaha O-line found

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    i use to "tan" in a booth and i'm pretty white. For some, its very hard. for others, they don't need to try.
     
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