“Sunburn tattoos,” are making a comeback. The trend that first tried to happen in 2015, is heating up for the summer 2019 season and doctors are warning against it.
It works like this: People place stencils on exposed skin and head outside to soak up some rays. When that mission is complete, they remove the stencils to reveal “semi-permanent” designs in paler skin tones.
It wasn’t long before #sunburntattoo posts were popping up on Twitter and Instagram. Everything from the Batman logo to the Playboy bunny has been posted. Doctors say fooling around with the deadly UV rays from the sun is no laughing matter and that we should always wear a healthy amount of sunscreen before going outside for long periods of time in the sun.
***News Flash - people have been doing this since at least the 80's with stickers and sunscreen designs....... it's nothing new - maybe new to social media trends though.#shrugs