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Tanning may refer to: *
Tanning (leather) Tanning is the process of treating Skinning, skins and Hide (skin), hides of animals to produce leather. A tannery is the place where the skins are processed. Tanning hide into leather involves a process which permanently alters the protein stru ...
, treating animal skins to produce leather *
Sun tanning Sun tanning or simply tanning is the process whereby Human skin color, skin color is darkened or tanned. It is most often a result of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or from artificial sources, such ...

Sun tanning
, using the sun to darken pale skin **
Indoor tanning Indoor tanning involves using a device that emits ultraviolet radiation Ultraviolet (UV) is a form of electromagnetic radiation In physics Physics (from grc, φυσική (ἐπιστήμη), physikḗ (epistḗmē), knowledge of ...
, the use of artificial light in place of the sun **
Sunless tanning Sunless tanning, also known as UV filled tanning, self tanning, spray tanning (when applied topically), or fake tanning, refers to the effect of a suntan without the Sun. The popularity of sunless tanning has risen since the 1960s after health au ...
, application of a stain or dye to the skin (active ingredient in tanning lotion products is dihydroxyacetone (DHA). *
Physical punishment Corporal punishment or physical punishment is a punishment , England Punishment, commonly, is the imposition of an undesirable or suffering, unpleasant outcome upon a group or individual, meted out by an authority In the fields of sociolo ...
, metaphorically, such as a severe spanking which leaves clear marks


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Skin whitening Skin whitening, also known as skin lightening and skin bleaching, is the practice of using chemical substances in an attempt to lighten the skin or provide an even skin color by reducing the melanin concentration in the skin. Several chemicals h ...
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Tan (color) Tan is a pale tone of brown. The name is derived from tannum (oak bark) used in the tanning of leather Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skins. The most common raw material is cattle hide. ...
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Tan (disambiguation) Tan or TAN may refer to: Businesses and organisations * Black and Tans, nickname for British special constables during the Irish War of Independence * TAN Books, a Catholic publishing company * FC Rubin-TAN Kazan, a Russian professional ice hockey ...
* Tannin (disambiguation) {{disambiguation