whats the worst sunburn you’ve experienced?

mine was when i was in Ibiza (lol). forgot to pack sun cream. ended up with my skin peeling properly off me (i think there’s a picture somewhere I’ve posted before), my skin blistering over and seeping in the night, my back being so dry I couldn’t put a shirt on


i’m always like lol i never burn won’t bother wiht suncream and then i burn a bit on my arms and it’s annoying
never had it that bad though

Don’t know about the worst, but this is the best.

never been to a hot country before though, off to romania in july so ask me then

In France when I was about 8. My folks somehow managed to let me fall asleep in the sun, Jesus sufferin fuck I was in tears and had to be literally cut out of my swimwear.
And it was so bad that for the next 3 nights I slept on top of towels that had been run under a cold tap.
Good parenting you fuckjng muppets.


Was in central France once when I was about 15 and it was 37°C in the shade and I turned purple. It was awful.

Now I’m ridiculously cautious if I’m going to be exposed to the sun.

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In Crete when I was about 16. Fell asleep in the raging midday sun and spent the night whimpering like a baby while my stomach and chest felt like they were on fire. Spent the following day sat in the shade downing endless lagers helpfully provided by my Dad who is a firm believer in the anaesthetic qualities of alcohol. Top Dadding.


Camber Sands when I was 10 or 11.

It was so bad theres a photo of me and a bluecoat, the mascot with his hand on my shoulder and me grimacing.

Once in Portugal as a teenager I basically did a cricketers two swipes of suncream on my cheeks as though that would be any sort of protection. Got burnt pretty badly aside from those two smears, looked like a weird panda.

The other time was on a Caribbean cruise, went on deck the first day feeling slightly seasick and sat in the breeze for about 15 minutes - felt much better. Only later realised that I’d burned to a crisp - it hadn’t even been sunny outside, it was overcast! Mrs HYG had it much worse, actually looked like someone had pressed an iron on her, it went all scabby, one of the waitresses gave her a pot of yoghurt to put on it as it apparently helped.

worst thing for me is that i dont even get the tan, i just burn then go back to be pasty

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This is the best song about sunburn.

Got so badly sunburnt on the tops of my ears as a kid. Entire top of each ear turned into one single scab and both of them came off towards the end of Scout camp. Blood everywhere.


In Sri Lanka, we went for a 2 hour surfing lesson at about 2pm.

I wore a big t-shirt thinking that will protect me. But I forgot to put suncream on my arse. It completely slipped my mind that i’ll be arse up for the best part of 2 hours.


only ever been painfully sunburned once, was on my back and I pretty much refused to come out of a cold shower all day

in my earliest days of trying to make music I constructed this strange song and my housemate improv danced for the video

image oww

didn’t realise legs needed sun cream too

These days I find that somehow the sun’s rays are able to penetrate my luxurious mane - so I find myself having to apply to the top of my head.

A school sports day, aged 13, where I had my hair up and had sweated/ chaffed off the sunscreen on the back of my neck and had failed to reapply. I ended up in hospital with the burns and the area is still v sensitive. I now wear factor 50 every day, even in winter so I would be cross if I ever burned again.

Don’t really get proper sunburn. Go a bit red after a long sesh in the sun, but right as rain the next day.

Tangy Mediterranean genes tho…

That’s happened to me on a cruise, on a very overcast and breezy day, too. It’s the worst for burning and not realising. In my case it was the backs of my legs/ kneepits wot got done, and I couldn’t bend my legs for about a week, So foolish, and it ruined my holiday.

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