TCU Daily Skiff Friday, April 2, 2004
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My editors made me do it!
A tanning virgin shares his ‘dark’ experience

Like so many of my most embarrassing stories, this one begins with me opening my mouth before thinking.

A handful of Skiff editors and I were brainstorming story ideas for this page on tanning — which is probably facing your desk right now because you’re busy doing the crossword puzzle — when it was suggested that somebody who had never tanned before write a column about their first time. (To go to a tanning salon — get your mind out of the gutter!)
Brandon Ortiz
Sarah Chacko/Photo Editor
Editor in Chief Brandon Ortiz claims we “made him do it.” We think he was hoping tanner skin would add definition to his muscles.
Faking it
Motivations for tanning include beauty, health

Despite the fact that the risks of indoor tanning, such as skin cancer and leathery skin, are well advertised, an ABC News report found that more than a million people use indoor tanning beds every day.
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