Tanning

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Tanning is a process that permanently alters the protein structure of (animal) skin to transform rawhide into leather. Traditionally, tanning used tannin, an acidic chemical compound from which the tanning process draws its name (tannin is in turn named after an old German word for oak or fir trees, from which the compound was derived).

Other meanings[edit]

"I'm Getting a Fine Tanning Here", beach spanking postcard.

"To give someone a tanning" is also a slang expression for spanking. The tanning of leather involves beating the skin, so it is easy to see where the expression originated. There are common variants such as "to tan someone's hide".

"Tanning" can also refer to exposing (usually human) skin to sunlight to increase its pigmentation (sun-tanning).

Some spanking artworks, stories or videos use humorous puns about the double or triple meanings of "tanning".

Tan lines[edit]

Photo by Giovanni Dall'Orto

A tan line is a visually clear division on the human skin between an area of pronounced comparative paleness relative to other areas that have been suntanned.

Tan lines can be a special detail of interest in erotic art, including in spanking art, because they can add to the perceived nudity of the untanned regions, such as buttocks or breasts.

The most famous example of tan lines is, perhaps, the Coppertone Girl.

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