'Sunburn Art' is an Instagram trend so painful you'll immediately want to slather on as much SPF as possible

A growing Instagram phenomena has users feeling the burn … the sunburn. 

Instagrammers are sharing pictures of intentional sunburns using the hashtag #sunburnart, Time reports

The trend is similar to popular hashtags #tantatoo and #suntatoo.

Looking up these hashtags will yields thousands of similarly sunburned images. 

The burns are created by intentionally covering a section of skin with sunscreen, Sharpie marker, fabric, or even a temporary tatoo, and then spending time in the sun. 

Some of the posts seem less like creative artwork and more like your average sunburn, but either way the results look painful and potentially hazardous to long-term health

Grab some sunscreen and check out these 20 Instagram photos of #sunburnart.

Here’s how to create sunburn art using sunscreen.

Working on a rad-as-hell new tan tattoo. Did I get carried away? Maybe. #suntattoo #tantattoo

A photo posted by Marie Shtilkind (@mashameansmarie) on

The result is a noticeably difference in skin color between the art and the rest of the body.

#enjoysummertime #tantattoo

A photo posted by Jasmin | 18 | ~(°o°)~ | art <3 (@vamphearts) on

Instagrammers are using all parts of their bodies to create their art. Hips and shoulders are particularly popular spots.

A photo posted by LIDA (@myysti) on

This Instagrammer burned a tribute to Harry Potter onto her arm.

what even are shadows¿ #tantattoo #deathlyhallows #harrypotter

A photo posted by ¥¥ Jenica Jones¥¥ (@hella__dope__) on

In addition tagging this photo #sunburnart, this Instagrammer also added the hashtag #ouch.

A photo posted by Brenden Eleen (@bbear430) on

This Instagrammer used the hashtag to share a picture after a day spent in the sun at a rodeo.

Look at this Instagrammer’s before and after pictures.

A photo posted by Norie Marui (@noriex14) on

This Instagrammer seared a floral pattern onto her arm.

People are burning their skin with words, as well as images.

A photo posted by Lauren Garrison (@blouseparty) on

This burn looks like the Instagrammer spent the day with someone’s hand over his chest.

A photo posted by @gmatthieu on

Here’s a picture of a smiley piece of sunburn art in the making.

Smiley sunscreen for straya day #smile #ben #poolparty #sunburnart #australiaday #ausdayhat

A photo posted by Zoë Mckechnie (@zoellys_life_) on

The Instagrammer explains she got her patterned burn from wearing a motorcycle jacket in the sun.

A photo posted by @lauracraft on

Flowers are a popular subject for the strategic sunburns.

A photo posted by Carbonated.TV (@carbonated.tv) on

Here’s a picture of a man using sunburn art to celebrate the annual Bonnaroo Festival.

An unsuspecting beach-goer is getting some sunburn art in this picture.

Here’s a starry take on sunburn art.

A photo posted by FunTanTattoo (@funtantattoo) on

This Instagrammer’s #tantattoo features a skull and crossbones on her leg.

Many of the Instagrammers didn’t even attempt to create an image and are just using the hashtag to share pictures of a typical sunburn.

Despite this Instagrammer’s caption, sunburns are nothing to “LOL” about.

Calling them art doesn’t make the burns in these pictures any less harmful.

And the sun poisoning award goes too……. #sunburnart #ouch

A photo posted by Kyle Pizzichello (@kylepizzichello) on

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