Sunburn Art Is Stupid, But That's Not Stopping People From Doing It (Photos)
There's no shortage of ridiculous trends on the Internet.
But now, there's a new craze sweeping social media, and this one is making participants really feel the burn.
No, I'm not talking about some new workout; the fad I'm referring to is Sunburn Art.
It might seem hard to believe, but people are actually frying their skin with harmful UV rays on purpose, all in the name of artistic expression and Internet stupidity, of course.
If you're not aware of the horrifying new fad, let me shed some light on it.
It involves strategically applying sunscreen or temporary tattoos in artistic designs on your body, then sunburning the sh*t out of the skin around it to achieve the desired appearance.
Sounds super fun, right?
Aside from looking absolutely ridiculous and probably being extremely painful, sunburn art is also extremely dangerous and can lead to skin damage, premature aging and an increased risk of deadly skin cancers.
In a recent interview, dermatologist Dr. Barney Kenet told ABC News,
It’s really obvious that sunburn does two things to you: It gives you lines and freckles and wrinkles and it also causes skin cancer, especially melanoma.
Take a look at the pictures below to see this Sunburn Art trend.
While tan lines and sunburns were once something we all dreaded...
...it turns out they're suddenly all the rage for some insane, unfathomable reason.
Yep, this skin-searing trend is the latest thing heating up on social media...
And now, people are really feeling the burn...
...in order to show off some scorched skin designs.
Sunburn art is achieved by placing sunscreen or temporary tattoos in specific patterns on your body...
...and sitting in the sun until you're basically a lobster.
The skin that is covered remains white while the surrounding area becomes scorched from the sun.
You're left with "artistic" designs on your skin...
...not to mention, a seriously painful sunburn.
If you ask me, this trend might be the dumbest thing the Internet has ever come up with -- and let's be honest, that's pretty hard to do.
Not only does this trend look incredibly tacky and ridiculous...
...it's also dangerous. Exposing your unprotected skin to harmful UV rays can lead to skin damage and deadly forms of skin cancer.
Plus, you could get lots and lots of ugly wrinkles!
#SunburnArt: Shocking and dangerous fashion trend goes viral @Nina_Criscuolo reports: http://t.co/5DViObFQ2J pic.twitter.com/J3bGnPzeHC — WISH-TV (@WISH_TV) July 1, 2015