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Tanning beds? 

72%
3,535 deviants said They are unhealthy and carcinogenic.
27%
1,354 deviants said They are healthy if used in moderation and used correctly.
1%
35 deviants said They are healthy.

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:iconxxxshadowsneakxxx:
xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i have no opinion because i'm alergic to the sun :l
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
How so? >.>
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:iconxxxshadowsneakxxx:
xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What the no opinion part, or allergic to the sun? If the sun, then i have no idea! Just one day i went outside and started burning up within a few minutes, thus, a legend was born! XD
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:iconblueknightmar:
BlueKnightMar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
*thinks of Final Destination 3* NOPE.
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:icontoxicscythe:
ToxicScythe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heheheh. a tanning bed would cook the flesh of my body faster than the sun its self (im a ginger!) :D
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:iconechotheglaceon:
echotheglaceon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So glad im born tan xD those things cant be trusted
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ToxicScythe Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im sad im born white.... 0_0
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:iconspectrevampire:
spectrevampire Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Regarding FD3: To be fair, it was the girls' faults for bringing drinks into the tanning area in the first place.

In any case, I have eczema, so it'd probably do me good to tan every once in a while. I'd prefer to do it for free outside, but I still wouldn't say no to a couple of minutes in a tanning bed.
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Spector-Q Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Umm... no opinion. XD
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:iconerulastiel:
Erulastiel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot bear to look at since seeing "Final Destination 3" D:
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:iconfreedomlastsforever:
Freedomlastsforever Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lolol!!! I know how you feel that was so brutal xD
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:iconerulastiel:
Erulastiel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so graphic too!!! x-x
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:iconpandalover14563:
pandalover14563 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
sorry, i dont know much about tanning beds OTL
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:iconjadeshadow:
jadeshadow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Personally, I prefer to tan by lying in my backyard and napping/reading a book. Only during the summer though, because I live in Canada and it's way too cold most of the year. The rest of the time, I take vitamin D supplements.
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:iconprincesscharming101:
princesscharming101 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Honestly, living in a place where it rains 75% of the year, and most people are dramatically defficient in vitamin D, tanning beds are not the poisonous vipers that the media would lead us to believe. While nothing can make up for actual sunlight and outdoors exercise, going tanning every once in a while helps improve skin tone and health, which is valued in the PNW. Granted, most people still have to take vitamin D supplements, but a little added color does wonders for the soul!

Besides, your deodorant is a carcinogen, but you aren't about to stop using that, now are you?
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:iconsushi-ice-cream:
Sushi-Ice-Cream Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
The sun is healthier (somewhat).
And you can get tan by the sun in winter if you don't wear sunscreen...or clothes.
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:iconmissdilemma:
MissDilemma Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
My mom used to have one and she used it like, once every two/three months :'D

But yeah tanning everyday isn't the best idea.
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:iconanimeno1fan:
AnimeNo1Fan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what is that? O_o
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:iconkrlytz:
Krlytz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those machines were people lays down to get tanned. For their skin to get darker.
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AnimeNo1Fan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh.. i see..
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:iconsomebodylost:
Somebodylost Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Unless the sun goes out I think the natural sun is still better.
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:iconemerald12321:
emerald12321 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
they are unhealthy which is sad cause they are so relaxing
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:iconmidnightcootie:
MidnightCootie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
White skin is healthy skin!
(And by white, I mean an untanned/natural color)
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Depending on your skin type? your skin will have a different base colour. Getting sun is always healthy since it produces Vitamin D, crucial for bone strength and in some cases, happiness! =D
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:iconmidnightcootie:
MidnightCootie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, yup! But too much of a good thing can still be bad! I do love the sun, but 10 minutes unexposed during the summer and I turn into a human tomato! XD That's why my SPF 100 is my best friend on hot summer days! :D
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:iconjustanotherninja:
JustAnotherNinja Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My mother got cancer from one. Please don't ever use one..
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
What kind of sunbed did she use?
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:iconjustanotherninja:
JustAnotherNinja Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
When I asked my mom she says she can't remember. She's fifty years old now, and it happened when she was about in her twenties, so it's been quite a while. I'm sorry.
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:iconblood-of-the-bush:
blood-of-the-bush Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Tanning beds primarily emit UVA rays which are more likely to cause cancer than UVB rays which are more common in sunlight. But if you really want to decrease your chances of getting cancer and also want to age well, stay pale! :dummy: XD
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ehhh..you are incorrect ^^;. Sunlight emits UVB, UVA and UVC. The UVC doesn't pierce our atmosphere luckily. Roughly 95% of of the UV from sunlight is UVA while UVB is the lesser 5% and is known as the 'burning ray'. It is difficult to burn under UVA light. Depending on the quality of the sunbed, the light produced should be identical to sunlight except given in a higher dose. This is why sunbed usage should be carefully monitored to make sure clients don't overexpose themselves.
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:iconblood-of-the-bush:
blood-of-the-bush Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Lol then that girl in my public speaking class provided false information. XD
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
Its all scare tactics :iconotlplz: Some sun-bed do use only UVA but those are high pressure systems and its still pretty hard to burn in one if you go in for the right amount of time.
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:iconblood-of-the-bush:
blood-of-the-bush Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Yeah, I've never used a tanning bed. I think I'll stick with the sun. lol Nothing like that sun kissed glow. :D
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:iconemochromatic:
Emochromatic Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
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Tanning has shown addictive qualities. Even without the potential for melanoma, I'm naturally wary of addictive things. It's why I don't drink coffee, besides the fact that I don't really like how bitter it is. And I'm someone who could probably benefit from a Winter tanning session, given that I live in a part of the world that is cloudy or partly cloudy 6 days out of 7 for most of the year and actually get physical cravings for sunshine in the Winter months sometimes.

To each their own. I try to derive my Vitamin D from diet instead of supplements, and I sit in the sunshine for short periods of time (too much sunlight isn't good either) with my laptop or mp3 player whenever it's a beautiful day out. It just seems healthier to me. (Though I did have eczema as a child, and Summer was always my favorite time of year because those symptoms would go away. So I definitely know how that is. I am glad that I grew out of it)
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:iconlilmogie:
LilMogie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A lady came to my school and told us about how she used one once, and was later told she had skin cancer and that she had a fifty percent chance to live...
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:icondeidaraawesomeness:
deidaraawesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've heard that they eventually cook your insides.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
That's a myth. They UV pierces at a depth of up to 2mm ...the thickness of cardboard.
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:icondeidaraawesomeness:
deidaraawesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah. I see.
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:iconmoni158:
moni158 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
lol! people love playing on the idea of 'sunscare'.
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:icondeidaraawesomeness:
deidaraawesomeness Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha I can see that XD
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:icontonepainter:
tonepainter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Use a tanning bed, and you'll help fund the college education of some oncologist's kids...
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:iconhappygestapo:
HappyGestapo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
They're fine if you have a functioning brain.
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:iconthatgirl2:
ThatGirl2 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
they r silly, ppl shouldn't be compelled to change their skin colour but compelled to love they way they are =/
i seen some girl who i knew what white put so much fake tan on she looked black.....i wasn't sure if it was racist or a compliment, seems to be a think line on that one.

But any way get a tan if the sun is out, not on a bed!
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:iconfirebutterflyx:
FireButterflyx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Go swimming, lazy. ;D
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:iconmultimorph:
Multimorph Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
They can probably be reasonably safe if used sparingly. The people who use them probably don't use them sparingly, though...
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:iconlordlemonjuice:
LordLemonJuice Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
..Naturally tannish. ;D
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:iconzuzucovert:
ZuzuCovert Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pale is beauty, darling~

besides that, cooking yourself ages you faster...
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:iconroxora419:
Roxora419 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, it's so funny how many people mentioned Final Destination. It was actually the first thing to come to my mind as well when I read the title of this pole. XD
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:icon72ndrebel:
72ndRebel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I guess they're alright health wise. I still wouldn't recommend them though because the number of people that use them in moderation is almost nonexistent. xD
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GensouRyuu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried one. I burned... for me, its real sun or lobsterfest at The Keg.
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