08:17 (GMT+2), Mon, 06 July 2015| Comments
There’s no shortage of ridiculous trends on the Internet.
Lately, we’ve seen everything from holding a can of Coke between your boobs to stacking quarters in your collar bone.
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 dam 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…
Source: Elite Daily