Every tan technician worth her weight in tan extender knows the importance of applying and maintaining a tan correctly. Any variation from the rules, and you’ve got a recipe for looking like a streaky Oompa Loompa.

Clearly, someone forgot to tell these guys the tanning commandments…

1. Thou shall not neglect to apply tan to key areas, like around the eyes.

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2. And entire limbs.

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3. Thou shall know the difference between ‘golden’ and ‘orange’.

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4. Thou shall not fight with thy boyfriend after a spray tan.

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5. Thou shall seek help when things get out of control.

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6. Even application is a MUST.

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7. Like, really.

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8. Really.

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9. Thou shall embrace the art of exfoliation.

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10. Thou shalt not attempt to tamper with a fresh spray tan.

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11. Directly before a spray tan is not a good time to forget where you left your glasses.

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12. And above all else, thou shall remember that, if one suffers an epic fake tan fail, they shall hide the evidence, at all costs.

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