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Tanning may refer to:

  • Tanning (leather), treating animal skins to produce leather
  • Sun tanning, using the sun to darken pale skin
    • Indoor tanning, the use of artificial light in place of the sun
    • Sunless tanning, application of a stain or dye to the skin (active ingredient in tanning lotion products is dihydroxyacetone (DHA)).
  • Physical punishment, metaphorically, such as a severe spanking which leaves clear marks

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