Well, today I began my tanning. I am being extra precautious in doing so, as I once had a very bad tanning experience long ago.
When I was about 17 I was on a cable access bodybuilding show my trainer/mentor/friend hosted, called "Let's Workout". My father thought I should get tanned for it. So the night before the taping we went to a tanning place and he threw me in there for like 15 minutes. For the next 3 days my entire body was itching head to toe in the worst way. It was a very intense 72 hours. So much that I've never forgotten it.
So I made sure I was extra moisturized, and I started off with only 8 minutes. It seemed to go ok, and I did manage to get some color out of my first visit.
I just need to get a good base tan going, then I'll get painted up with pro tan the last 3 days leading to the show.