Well Bebe and I have decided to go to
When we got to the salon the lady showed us around and told us about the packages that we could do, after looking at me, though she told me I would need to come in a lot and that they would start me in a bed that tans the layers underneath your skin and that they had a special bed that was wide open for people like me who were really pale and really claustrophobic.
I looked at the bed and it looked like a four poster bed without the canopy and instead of a bed it was glass with lights all around it. I could do that, surely! We bought out package and we went tanning. She gave us 5 minutes to get undressed and slobber the lotion all over ourselves. In my room I was freaking out that I wouldn’t have enough time and I know the lotion probably wasn’t rubbed in all the way. I quickly put on my goggles to protect my precious vision and then laid on the bed.
This bed, unlike most tanning beds, is open so when it starts up it sounds like an airplane taking off! I freaked out! Oh my goodness what have I gotten myself into. I was so worried that something bad was going to happen while I was laying there with my eyes closed that I opened them. OH MY GOODNESS everything was purple! That made me freak out even more.
I started to hyperventilate a little. I squeezed my eyes shut. All I could think about was he room was smaller, the contraption was open, but the room was small. I could feel those walls come closer and closer to me, and I almost couldn’t take it. I had to do this though, I had to get a stupid tan so I won’t stupidly boil when we go on our honeymoon! I had to get through this! So I started to pray that I could finish the full 8 minutes that I was given and started to sing Ava Maria (no one could hear me, the tanning bed was SO loud, well at least I hope no one could hear me…) and that seemed to help get me through it. Once the bed shut off, I was kind of scared to open my eyes. The room was quite and the lights were off. I quickly got off the bed and put my clothes back on. I looked at my hands, and they were shaking. I had done it! I had laid through the full 8 minutes of tanning without freaking out so badly that I would need to have shut off the bed early. I had tanned for the first time! That’s when it hit me…I would have to go and do this over and over until the first week of Aug…I started to shake more!