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‘Sunburn tattoos’ are the uncool way to show skin this summer – New York Post

‘Sunburn tattoos’ are the uncool way to show skin this summer – New York Post

These folks are having fun in the sun — but they could be risking their health in the process.

“Sunburn tattoos,” a body-modification trend that first tried to happen in 2015, is heating up for the summer 2019 season, according to a new Inked Mag report.

It works like this: People place stencils on exposed skin and head outside to soak up some rays. When that mission is complete, they remove the stencils to reveal “semi-permanent” designs in paler skin tones.

The practice originated with a French artist named Thomas Mailaender, Inked Mag reports. His “Illustrated People”  series involved placing photo negatives onto models’ skin, then shining an ultraviolet light onto them. The process created contrast on the skin. A portrait of a man on a horse was burned onto a woman’s back; an image of a child was singed into a man’s right arm.

It wasn’t long before #sunburntattoo posts were bubbling up on Twitter and Instagram — and we are not just talking tan lines here, people.

Continue to read the full article on nypost.com.

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