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Sun tattoo

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 29, 2003

Late last week, I got a small cut on my chest that I covered with a band-aid. Before heading out to the beach on Saturday, I took the band-aid off and put on some SPF 15 sunscreen. After taking a post-beach shower, I looked in the mirror and noticed a mark on my chest. Somehow the skin where the adhesive parts of the band-aid had been affixed had burned a bright red, leaving the part where the bandage was, along with the rest of my chest, lightly tanned. So now I’ve got what looks like a band-aid sun-tattooed on my chest.