It's summertime -- and that means barbecues, pool parties, and the requisite suntans. But before you break out the Hawaiian Tropic and try to bake yourself to a deep golden brown, take a look at our gallery of tans gone bad -- poor souls who have burned themselves into crispy red lobsters. Ouch.

Slather on the SPF 72 and check out the gallery below.


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Bad Tans
It took two deputies and a putty knife to get this guy's hat off his head for the mug shot.
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Bad Tans

    It took two deputies and a putty knife to get this guy's hat off his head for the mug shot.

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    Carl never understood why everyone called him "Wife Beater." He wasn't even married.

    webshots.com

    Never say the Pledge of Allegiance at the beach when you're drowsy.

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    The "S" stands for "Socially Retarded."

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    Rule number one for applying sunscreen: Always get help for those hard-to-reach places.

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    Nicole Richie takes a stroll on the beach and tries to even out her ass tan.

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    Sunbathing topless would have been better for numerous reasons.

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    Speedo or bike shorts -- either way you lose. So do we.

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    Clearly, the idea of "mom jerky" didn't sound too good to Calvin.

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    Life is hard.

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