The weather can make it tough to get a golden tan all year ’round. So when you need that sun-kissed look at the wrong time of year, you have to take matters into your own hands. It is not at all uncommon to turn to tanning beds, self-applied tans or spray tans, but these don’t always go the way they’re supposed to. And, because we keep seeing celebrities do it at major events, we thought we’d find some of the best tanning fails the internet has to offer.

“I’m melting!”

What a world! This person is either made of an easily melted substance or she forgot to blot. Either way, she’s “pulling a Christina.”

Full Coverage

For a more natural look, you want to make sure all exposed parts are evenly covered. Well, maybe not all parts.

Over-Full Coverage

In the application of tanning products, as in almost anything, it’s important to know when to say “when.”

Bros Who Tan Together…

…stay together, because not very many people will want to be seen with them. How they scored a pic with these lovely ladies, we’ll never know.

Friends Don’t Let Friends…

This is the story of three guys, three very different tans and one frightened Christmas tree. Really, what’s he doing down there?

Orange You My Sister?

If you’re going to make yourself an unevenly applied, unnatural color, be very careful about having your picture taken with your sister. Now we know who is the smart one in the family.

Comparing Apples and an Orange

We’re pretty sure they’ve just been reunited after their friend was abducted by aliens and forced to live among the Orange People of Saturn for a couple of decades.

She’s a Doll…Literally

Your girlfriend is nice, buddy, but there’s something about her that just doesn’t seem real. Maybe her bag is a fake? We can’t quite put our finger on it…


Something tells us she’s doing it wrong. If it’s only a color you would see inside something disposable a baby would wear, do not rub it on your face.

King Trump

The Donald is clearly the king of bad tans. Many celebrities have tried to dethrone him, and even Snooki has come close, but Mr. Trump shall reign supreme as the Man of Many Colors.