Ban Fake Tans!

The Baines School in Lancashire has decided to ban fake tans. From The Telegraph:

"The current trend for fake/spray tans does little to enhance the appearance of our young ladies," [Carol Robinson, head of the school] wrote. "We ask for your support in ensuring girls do not come to school looking varying shades of orange."
She claimed that fake tan went against the principles of the school, where staff strived to "promote natural beauty and contentment with one's own looks".
Her remarks have been met with cautious support with some of her more pale-skinned pupils at the school, which educates 1,070 children aged between 11 and 18.

Sounds sensible to me, and this seems like an appropriate place to post the pictures of the "Oompa Loompa Tan Lady" whose pictures have recently been circulating around the web. I don't know who the woman is, but as far as I can tell, the photos are real. Someone should have told her to go easy with the fake tan spray.

Body Manipulation

Posted on Tue Jul 29, 2008


and her arms and hands don't match either....
Posted by hulitoons  on  Tue Jul 29, 2008  at  12:39 PM
I agree that that woman's fake tan is over-the-top, but that doesn't mean all fake tans are bad. For people like me with a family history of skin cancer and a high risk of skin cancer, real tans are out of the question. I know I'll never look like a brazilian goddess, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't be allowed to use self tanner to get a little color in the summer.
Posted by Lea  on  Tue Jul 29, 2008  at  01:56 PM
Don't worry, Lea. Nobody's saying you shouldn't ever use self-tanners. But let's face it; a lot of women (particularly young ones) WAAAYY overdo it. And it ends up looking really cheap.

Tanning bed use can be much worse, though. I used to work part-time at a video store/tanning salon in a small rural town in Minnesota. I still remember having 16 year old girls come in looking like carrots and getting in the beds to keep that Day-Glo coloring. UGH!

Also, is it just me or does that guy look likes he doesn't want her touching him? Might stain his clothes, after all!
Posted by Vitajex  on  Tue Jul 29, 2008  at  04:46 PM
I can't believe that (if those photos are real) that this woman could have ever thought this "look" was attractive. There's a point when a person tan is gaudy, and this freak long passed that point... As hulitoons pointed out, I'll agree as well... which is what makes this "tan" unbelievable.
Posted by Christopher  on  Tue Jul 29, 2008  at  04:46 PM
You should label these pictures, "Not safe for the beach."
Posted by Big Gary  on  Tue Jul 29, 2008  at  05:20 PM
This story made! Voted #1 for crazy news in education.
Posted by hall monitor  on  Tue Jul 29, 2008  at  06:59 PM
How could she think that looks good???? And why only her face and chest? Wait, I know, she must have been able to only get one bottle and ran out before she got to her arms.

And I agree, the guy looks like he doesnt want to be near her. Especially in the second pic. He looks like he is thinking "get the heck off me you freak".
Posted by red_dragon_girl_69  on  Tue Jul 29, 2008  at  09:31 PM
That guy she's hanging on in the pictures seems really happy to be there. Almost a "get this thing off of me!" look.
Posted by Emidawg  on  Wed Jul 30, 2008  at  03:53 AM
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