The internet is signaling a dangerous fashion for tanning tattoos. People apply sunscreen to certain areas of the body, avoiding others, to create a distinctive pattern on the skin.
Photos published on social networks show the results of such careless handling of the sun – Batman symbols, a medal on the neck, an image of the sun and moon on the back, various stars, hearts, flowers and proper names. The white pattern on a red burnt body looks unusual, but experts warn that such prolonged exposure to the sun without protection increases the risk of skin cancer and can cause life-long damage to human health.
“There is no safe way to get a tattoo in the sun. This is a serious misconception. There is no safe tanning at all! Many of these solar tattoos are done by children. But such young skin is especially vulnerable to ultraviolet rays, tanning brings signs of aging closer. To do this is horrible recklessness and blatant ignorance. Even one serious sunburn can double your risk of developing melanoma in the future. Are you not afraid of skin cancer? ” – says dermatologist Whitney Bowe.