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Old 05-04-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A 10-year-old girl suffered burns on 70 percent of her body after a 16-minute session at an unmanned tanning salon.

A few hours after she left the tanning salon in Port Talbot, South Wales, England, Kelly Thompson was taken to the hospital.

FOXNews.com - Girl, 10, Burns 70 Percent of Body at Tanning Salon - Beauty & Skin
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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WTH is a 10 y.o. doing at a tanning salon? My 18 y.o. goes occasionally over my strong objections. At 10, a parent would have to sign a release. Who does that? Why does a 10 y.o. "need" a tan?
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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Let's see...look at Mom...Mom has a very fake tan...10 year old wanted to try it - out of curiosity? Quote. And Mom thought this was a good idea? Mom is scaring me, BTW.

Why does anyone "need" a tan?
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:35 AM
 
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Ridiculous that a 10 yr old would be at a tanning salon. My 15yr old wants to go and I tell her no way, people that tan regularly look like leather belts after a few tears.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Let's see...look at Mom...Mom has a very fake tan...10 year old wanted to try it - out of curiosity? Quote. And Mom thought this was a good idea? Mom is scaring me, BTW.

Why does anyone "need" a tan?
That was the first thing I noticed too....but geez, there are any number of things I might do as an adult (tanning salon - no) that I wouldn't allow or encourage my 10 yo to do. Where is this woman's brain?
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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...and notice how pale and freckly she is anyways! She obviously doesnt have skin that tans well, what foolish act this was. Shame on her mother!
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Meh, I don't really care if a mom allows her kid to get a tan. I do care very much that the salon was so careless as to let a customer get hurt. I have very fair skin and have never "fake baked" (I have gotten spray-on tans, though), but if I did, I would be in there for literally only a few minutes. Pale, freckly skin would probably only get about three minutes in the bed.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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Ultimately, a parent is in charge/responsible of their child, not a business. (yes it was negligent on their part). You dont let your 2 year old eat a piece of candy and then blame the manufacturer when they choke.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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Sorry, I would never take my daughter to a tanning salon! She can get her "tan" the old fashioned way - - - playing outside!!
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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Sorry, I would never take my daughter to a tanning salon! She can get her "tan" the old fashioned way - - - playing outside!!
Many people with pale skin get "base tans" or "starter tans" before summer starts, in order to get a little color and avoid all the Casper jokes, and then they wear sunblock outside to avoid sunburns.

It's not something I would do, but I don't find this to be a big deal. It's not like she got breast implants, sheesh.
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