Just like any other visual change to your body, sunburn art can be done in two ways , responsibly and safe or impulsively and dangerous.
Many of us remember pranks we pulled on our friends and family at the beach and some of them involved an object being placed on the body of an unsuspecting victim sleeping at the beach.
We all remember how the skin was lighter where the object covered it and darker on the rest of the victim’s body, even though they used sunscreen. Well this happened because even sunscreen cannot protect your skin from the sun like a good old piece of cardboard.
So if it worked back then why could it not work now? If people want to have beautiful art on their body which will last as long as their tan, then all they have to do is use a stencil.
You do not even have to search long for a stencil which would produce a beautiful image that represents you. The stencil market is there already, thanks to graffiti artists and new trends among watercolor painters.
So instead of exposing themselves to sunburns, body art enthusiasts can exercise a little patience and apply a proper layer of sunscreen all over the exposed parts of the body, after which they can just place a stencil or any other thick material shaped into the desired image, and wait.
After the first day of tanning the covered part of the body will stay lighter while the rest of the body will be safely tanned through the use of sunscreen.
And if a stencil is too complicated , you could just use lotion to draw your desired image on your body , but first protect yourself and use at least the minimum recommended layer of sunscreen on the rest of your body.
Even if the resulting art is not as well contrasted, your tan will look proper, and you won’t be in pain at the end of the day. And if you really want a deeper contrast, just carefully reapply the stencil over the same area for a few more days at the beach.
Just remember that a little patience and brain-power goes a long way, and this fact has been proven by the millions of people who got tattoos and piercings in authorized salons, from professional artists and specialists, even though they sometimes cost a little more.
If the risk of a bad infection can convince you to pay extra for a tattoo or a body-pierce at a well known authorized and professional parlor, then cancer should definitely convince you to spend a little more time at the beach while wearing well applied sunscreen.
At the end of the day your tan will look nicer, and your heath will not be put at risk.
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