A bed/booth you lay/stand in. It has ultraviolet bulbs that emit UV very much similar to the sun. It will give you a tan very much like the sun does. There is a possibility skin cancer can be acquired from using one of these devices.
Damn she's tan, she must be using the tanning bed again
by ExtremeTan August 22, 2006
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wow, I can't wait to go lay in the tanning bed and burn a layer of my skin off :D
by NO :] October 21, 2008
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A box you lay down in that helps you get wrinkles faster.
I can't wait to lie down inside the tanning bed.
by LindsayLohan March 04, 2006
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A heated bed you lie in for long time, to create a tan exactly similar to a real one. Although more dangerous, most people choose this route because it doesn't wipe off or make you look orange.
I had to lie in a tanning bed for 20 minutes.
by HUH February 27, 2005
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A great way to get dark. Just get into a nice capsule and come out dark. This process can take 8-30 minutes.
I need a tan for homecoming..Im going to the tanning salon
by Avid Tanner June 18, 2005
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Tanning Beds give off mainly ultraviolet radiation, that people use to darken their skin AKA give themselves tans. And most likely Skin Cancer in the future.
A new analysis of about 20 studies concludes the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30.

Experts also found that all types of ultraviolet radiation caused worrying mutations in mice, proof the radiation is carcinogenic. Previously, only one type of ultraviolet radiation was thought to be lethal.

The new classification means tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation are definite causes of cancer, alongside tobacco, the hepatitis B virus and chimney sweeping, among others.
by ailene90 July 29, 2009
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something pale white girls try to use to get darker because they think they look sexy when in reality they're ugly and it just makes them orange and cancer... sucks.
Whoa did you see her? She's orange and looks like a cheesecurl because she went to tanning beds. SO UGLY!
by manginalover!!! March 03, 2011
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