Tans are a way of getting more tan, and the Irish are finding that out in a new survey.
More than half of the 2,000 people interviewed by The Irish Time in the first wave of the tanning craze in 2016 found the practice to be worth it.
Almost one in five said it was worth it, with those who had done it in the past three years saying it made them feel better about themselves and their skin.
The study, conducted by Ipsos MORI for the Irish Times, found that almost half of those surveyed reported that they had gone to the doctor for the first time after going tanning.
The majority (52%) said they had used the practice, but nearly two in three (69%) had not done so.
A further two in five (30%) did not use tanning products at all, but the study found that one in 10 (9%) had tried a few different products.
More:The study found almost half (48%) of the respondents said they wanted to continue using the practice.
There were similar figures in other parts of the country.
More people in the Republic of Ireland than in any other part of the UK reported using the tanneries.
Around a quarter of those in the UK (25%) said the practice was worth the trouble, compared to 19% in Ireland.