The Strange Trend Of Sunburn Art Is Perhaps The Dumbest Thing You Can Do This Summer

Everyone who's ever spent a day in the sunshine without enough suncream knows the perils of basking in 90 degree heat and the scorched red skin you take away as a result. But now it seems people are intentionally going out of their way to get sunburnt, all in the name of #sunburnart, a new social media trend.

These people don't seem to care for the dangers of skin cancer, and have taken to creating elaborate patterns on their skin using stencils, suncream, or tape to give themselves a temporary tattoo. It's obviously a pretty dumb thing to do, but when has that ever stopped anyone.

Although people are calling it a trend, it seems only a handful of risk-takers are actually attempting it. In fact it's probably some viral marketing stunt or a 4chan trolling prank or something equally fake. But there's a few photos floating about showing people's efforts.

The Skin Cancer Foundation has released an official statement on the matter, saying "Sunburns cause DNA damage to the skin, accelerate skin aging, and increase your lifetime skin cancer risk. In fact, sustaining five or more sunburns in youth increases lifetime melanoma risk by 80 percent. On average, a person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns."

So definitely don't try this one at home, folks.

Is this really the new thing to do?!? Ouch! #sunburnart #ouch #noway

#sunburnart #tatoo #tatuaje #quemadurasolar Esta es una nueva tendencia para este verano. Se coloca un molde o patrón sobre la piel y el resto lo hacen la luz ultravioleta A y B. Les digo algo: pésima opción! ✅El material genético se puede modificar con la radiación ultravioleta B y aparecer cáncer de piel con la exposición sin protección repetida ✅Ocurren daño solar y envejecimiento ✅Pueden aparecer manchas

¿Conoces la nueva #moda que está arrasando en E.E.U.U? Se llama "#sunburnart "(arte de quemarse la piel). Es la moda más peligrosa y sin sentido que he visto desde hace mucho tiempo. La moda, obviamente, conlleva el peligro de generar quemaduras y daños permanentes en la #piel, además de la aparición del cáncer. Juzgar por vosotros mismos, una imagen vale más que mil palabras. Desde luego, yo a esta moda no me uno ni de broma. ?⚠ #virs_dreams

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2015 ble sommeren Ingvild var skikkelig trendy #sunburnart #tantatoo

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