Yeah, so my friend is on his way to Iraq and his wife wanted to rototill the garden and plant it. Knowing that the 15hp tiller was a bit big for her, I was called and spent almost three hours out in the sun, with no shirt on, and got this amazing sunburn. Just had to share it with all of you. Tomorrow, the 17th, is my 25th birthday and this is my present to myself.


teejtc's picture

ouch... you're gonna be sore...

Happy Birthday :-)

Grace and peace,

OzarkMtMan's picture

Happy Birthday! :-)

You let go of it, it let go of you.

Velcro Confucious

You let go of it, it let go of you.

Velcro Confucious

albert's picture

I like that red- I wonder if it's available in a silk/wool blend?

NonStopAndrew's picture

The worst I am even redder.

twistknit's picture

Happy B-Day! (enjoy your twenties-trust me)

mrossnyc's picture

Aloe vera gel. Slather it on and enjoy your birthday!

thairapist's picture

Hope you take lots of cool baths and showers. If you get any blisters you probably want to see a doctor as that means you got 2nd degree burns.

Jason1978's picture

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, you look like a lobster and you smell like one too!!


Congrats babe!

'Why are you weeping? Did you imagine that I was immortal?'

Jaxom's picture

Go and get some essential oils to put on your back. You will need to get only two types, Lavender and Geranium. It will stop that burn and inflammation in less than 5 minutes.
Put some vegetable oil in a wineglass, about a quarter of an inch will be more than enough. Into this oil drop 10 drops of lavender oil and five of Geranium oil. Stir it with your finger and then start to apply it to your sunburn.
Ask your friend to help put it on your back.
If you are at all sceptical about this, please just take it on blind faith and humour me. You will be pleased you did it after just a few minutes.
It was a major burn in a lab that helped found the modern practice of aromatherapy in France.

I use essential oils for many things and can testify they are preferable to products bought in a pharmacy.

Bill's picture

I'm saving that!

Andy's picture

Happy birthday! Guess you won't be sleeping on your back for a few days! But seriously, get someone to put something on it- aloe vera (fresh if poss) and avoid being in rooms with dark brown carpets until you've finished peeling. And birthday cake - it'll take your mind off things.

"Midnight shakes the memory as a madman shakes a dead geranium."

chipsir's picture

Many happy returns and please, no back slapping from anyone.!!!!!!!

stch's picture

Happy Birthday!!

sonics's picture

Happy Birthday!

Go get drunk and no burn will you feel!!!

crmartin's picture

Ouch! Happy birthday, hope you have a great one.



Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Happy Birthday. Take a wet towel (tea towel might be good to start with) and put it over your back to help ease the burn. Had to do it once for a horrible sunburn. Took several applications. Aloe vera will help although I can't add anything to the essential oil suggestions. Hope it doesn't whack out your birthday plans. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kerry's picture

Happy birthday Andrew, have a great day. A J&J product Solugel is good for sunburn, don't know if it is called that in the US but it contains polypropylene glycol and your pharmacist would know if there was a similar product there.

rjcb3's picture

Happy Birthday...

Feel better soon.

...and thank you for reminding me why I never remove my clothing under the sun.


MMario's picture

My parenting side is screaming "At 25 you should know better then to spend three hours without your shirt!"

The rest of me is vacillating between "Ouch!" and "cold tub! cold Tub!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

WillyG's picture

Happy Belated, from one May baby to another!!

Christopher Charles's picture

Happy belated birthday bud. I hope you had a good one. Nice tattoos by the way. *gentle hugs*

mysterJay's picture

Hope you had a good Birthday, and I hope the burn is gone.