116+ Best Tan Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational tan quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Tan Quotes

I look better with a tan, but I’ve never gone the fake route. I don’t need to – I have good foreign genes: half Spanish, half Hungarian. — Anton du Beke

I’ll sometimes go and do a sunbed, but never spray tan. — Bianca Balti

Seriously, I like to wear hats so I don’t get super tan. You have to protect the face. — Alessandra Ambrosio

People go tanning because they like to feel tan. You feel more sexy when you’re tan and I don’t understand why you would tax on that, because you’re making yourself feel more happy about yourself. — Nicole Polizzi

I really love Penelope Cruz, because she has the tan skin. I think it’s important to look at people who resemble you and see what looks good on them, and how they are doing their makeup or hair and how they carry themselves. — Tiffany Dupont

In recent years, I’ve begun the year by driving across France to the Alps, abandoning the January gloom for Alpine winter sun, even if the ski-goggles do give you panda marks when you get a tan. As a child, I was always a bit of a billygoat when I’d go camping with my mates in North Wales, around Snowdonia. — Paul Hollywood

People’s hands fascinate me. It’s tempting to look at a businessman’s left hand and see if there’s an indentation from a missing wedding ring. Or maybe there’s a tan line and the skin is pressed down where’s he’s worked a ring off his finger. — Benedict Cumberbatch

I’ve never dyed my hair, never fixed my teeth or gotten a tan. — Kat Dennings

The one thing I really lucked out on is that all through my teenage years, when my sister was a lifeguard and everyone I knew was out in the sun all day – I was in the theater. Everyone called me Casper because I never had a tan, and everyone else was tan all the time. I think that was the luckiest thing of my life. — Jennifer Garner

Surfing is not my strong point. And… I don’t really have a tan. I go to the tanning place, the one that sprays you with color. — Lori Loughlin

When I started modeling, I was told to tan, but I always protected my face. — Christie Brinkley

I do have the tan done now and again. I go for something called a Fantasy Tan. — Debra Stephenson

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionately intrigued by ‘Africa,’ by the word itself, by its flora and fauna, its topographical diversity and grandeur; but above all else, by the sheer variety of the colors of its people, from tan and sepia to jet and ebony. — Henry Louis Gates

The people in L.A. do orient themselves to light. I used to call it ‘Tan Fascist Culture.’ Everyone there is tanned, wears dark sunglasses, looks like a movie star even when they’re not. — James Turrell

When I go on a holiday to a tropical place, I’ll spray tan before I go. — Michael Douglas

I never have had blonde hair. I have never had straight hair. I never wear pink clothes or spray tan and I never wore heels to school. — Carly Chaikin

When you’re tan, you feel better about yourself. — Nicole Polizzi

I used to put on spray tan, like, three times a day, and it just looked like there was a terrible accident in my bed at all times… it looked like a crime scene. — Whitney Cummings

I remember my first ‘Sports Illustrated’ shoot was with the photographer Walter Iooss, and Julie Campbell was the editor, and we were at the president of Mexico’s private house in Cancun – this was before anything else that’s now in Cancun even existed. And they told me to get a tan, so I spent all morning in the sun, and I was burnt. — Christie Brinkley

I love to be tan. Maybe this is the wrong message, but I don’t always put sunscreen on. — Bianca Balti

I hate being tan. — Stephen Malkmus

I’m glowing in the dark with my studio tan. I’ve been in a cave of music for months and months and months. — Phil Anselmo

I was a national level golf player. I gave up golf after a while when I wanted to model, as I would tan while playing it. I love watching movies and hanging out with my friends in Delhi. — Rakul Preet Singh

My mother is Irish, my father is black and Venezuelan, and me – I’m tan, I guess. — Mariah Carey

I’m not a Rachel Dolezal. I don’t fake tan; I don’t have the cornrows, I don’t misappropriate. I just want to be Beyonce. — Katherine Ryan

If someone were to call me ‘the next Amy Tan,’ it would not be because – or not primarily because – we have similar themes or subjects or styles. Let’s be honest: it would be because we are both Chinese American. — Celeste Ng

For an everyday look, I use Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel as blush, or the Summer 2013 Bronzing Palette that a makeup artist from Armani gave to me – I love Armani makeup. — Julia Restoin Roitfeld

I think we’re all guilty of judging, and I look a certain way – I wear a lot of make-up and fake tan. — Emily Atack

For the majority of the time, I may as well have been just a really tan white kid. You know, I may as well have just been, like, a fat kid. — Aziz Ansari

I get that I’m tan, and I would stand out a little bit in Japan. — Naomi Osaka

There’s no California tan about me. People assume I can’t tan, but I actually can. I went on a trip to Hawaii when I was younger and came back so tan that people were like, ‘What happened?’ It’s just not something I actively do. I want to embrace my ivory. — Lily Collins

I love the Pembroke coastal path. Whenever I’ve been there, it’s been sunny, but slightly bracing. So you’re happy to keep walking, but you’ll get a bit of a tan. The wildflowers and the insects are great and you’ll occasionally see a small mammal. — Tony Robinson

I’m allowed to maintain some modicum of privacy. But also, I would like not to be picked apart or for people to observe when I put on 10 pounds or take off 10 pounds, or I have a hair extension out of place, or my fake tan is botched. — Sia

I can’t give more than I have. It doesn’t matter if I am the most beautiful person in the room. There is inevitably going to be somebody way shinier and more tan than my pasty self. — Olivia Thirlby

I used to spray tan a lot when I was a teenager. The last time I got spray-tanned was for the Golden Globes. And I was like, ‘I love spray-tanning so much.’ I still really like it. But it definitely makes me look like I have leprosy, after a point. — Emma Stone

I like to carry a concealer palette that has a green, a yellow, and a tan color. I like to carry the green one because when I have a pimple, it’s good to use that to contrast the red. Then you put the yellow over it, and it helps it disappear. — Francia Raisa

‘Poundshop Kardashians’ is Newcastle on a Saturday night. Nobody wears coats – it’s all muscles and V-necks and fake tan. — Sam Fender

I learned how to dance. I got a free spray tan. My life is good! — Carson Kressley

I saw the first of the 7-mile-long column appear – red and orange and green banners, ‘Ban the Bomb!’ etc., shining and swaying slowly. Absolute silence. I found myself weeping to see the tan, dusty marchers, knapsacks on their backs – Quakers and Catholics, Africans and whites, Algerians and French – 40 percent were London housewives. — Sylvia Plath

That was the biggest fear for me – being seen without my straight hair, my makeup or fake tan, being seen without my armour on. That terrified me. — Emily Atack

I had a white senator call me a rag head, and I had an African-American legislator call me a conservative with a tan. — Nikki Haley

Someone with a nice tan needs to say this: All lives matter. — Darryl Glenn

Of course I like to be tan, but now I try to avoid it. I don’t mind having a little glow, but now when I go to the beach, I put SPF 50 everywhere – either Avene or La Roche-Posay Anthelios. I have freckles, so as long as my little freckles come out, I’m happy. — Julia Restoin Roitfeld

Run for the door if a guy has too much gel in his hair and is too tan and it’s not even summer. — Ryan Hansen

I came to understand that a German nudist, in 1984, loved little more than to work on his or her tan. — Lydia Millet

I like getting a tan, so if I’m lying on the beach, I want to get as much skin out as possible. — Eliza Doolittle

If I feel like I need a little color, I’ll get a natural spray tan. Not only does this give me a little extra coverage, but it also allows me to achieve the bronzed look I want without the sun damage. — Kate Hudson

Sometimes I’ve sat outside, not to tan, but as a result of that I ended up tanning slightly. — Julian Casablancas

I don’t tan my face, ever, because I don’t want sun spots. — Alexis Ren

I have olive skin, so if I get pale, I look green. I have to tan. — Nicole Richie

I don’t get all that tan outdoors because I am so fair, and my color goes away so fast. It really is a waste for me to try and get suntan because it’s more work than it’s worth. — Josie Bissett

On my mother’s side, I’m English, so that’s where the freckles come from. On my father’s side, I’m German, and he has the fantastic olive hues… I was given mum’s skin, whereas my brothers and sisters were given my dad’s skin. I do tan up quite well, but it takes me a bit longer. — Dan Feuerriegel

I use fake tan myself with a self tanning spray. — Lisa Snowdon

I like people more undone than made up. Patricia Arquette is the ultimate. She’s not anorexic or perfectly tan, she’s not trying to be anything but what she is, and that’s the most sexy thing. — Kirsten Dunst

I don’t look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That’s what the desert animals do – they don’t have a tan either. — Captain Beefheart

It’s so important to encourage the use of suncream, tan in a bottle and the disuse of sunbeds which are known world-wide as causes of skin cancer. — Peter Andre

I don’t take such good care of my skin; my mom kills me about it… I sit in the sun so much. I love a tan. — Leandra Medine

The way to make coaches think you’re in shape in the spring is to get a tan. — Whitey Ford

Lucio Tan Group has had an historic interest in education. From my days as a struggling working student, I knew that education is the key to escape from the clutches of poverty. — Lucio Tan

My legs are ice skaters’ legs. No tan in sight. — Dorothy Hamill

When I was fourteen, Mom and Dad sent me to St. Joseph High School, the Catholic school up the hill from our place, housed in a 1950s-era tan brick building sometimes confused for a light industrial structure due to the surprisingly high smokestack of its old incinerator. — Pete Buttigieg

Gu Jun Pyo and Kim Tan were both brought up in wealthy backgrounds, and Gu Jun Pyo is a selfish guy who only cares about himself. However, Kim Tan is a totally different person. — Lee Min-ho

Kim Tan is me! And I am Kim Tan. — Lee Min-ho

I feel like I’m being watched. Always. Like, I want to tan topless somewhere, and I know I probably could never do that. Even if I’m upstairs in my bedroom, and the curtains are pulled, I feel like a paparazzo’s outside on a boat somewhere, or somebody’s peeping. — Rihanna

We were so fed up with how we had to be the stereotypical girl who looks perfect in the music video: she’s coming out of the water in a bikini with her long tan legs. Not all of us are that girl. — Maddie Marlow

I’m delighted to be the face of the Garnier No Streak Bronzer Self Tan Range. — Ashley Roberts

I worked in Tesco’s staff canteen because I fancied a boy on the tills. I served him his lunch in a hairnet and tan tights. Not just that, of course – I had a lovely white onesie. — Lena Headey

I love going to the beach in the tropics and doing whatever I do – surfing, swimming or being – and the glow when I get a tan that deepens. I walk around with red and gold in my skin and feel like the most beautiful thing on the planet! — Anika Noni Rose

I don’t like tan lines, and I work out a lot. — Alexis Ren

Everyone around me was super-cool and laid back and skinny and tan and volleyball-y, and I was just this neurotic kid who was singing ‘Annie Get Your Gun.’ — Rachel Bloom

While the Tan Yan Kee foundation believes that it is merely scratching the surface relative to the gargantuan problems in the education sector, it envisions that one day it will be able to train more teachers and provide much-needed facilities that will transform schools into more conducive learning environments. — Lucio Tan

I love the sun but don’t have the time to get a good tan and keep it year-round, so I am a huge fan of tanning products. — Kim Kardashian

I’m actually more confident when I’m tan. — Shanina Shaik

Aesthetically, I don’t really like the blond, tan thing. I am pale. So I may as well embrace the pale. Long, blond hair and a bad spray tan is the stuff of my nightmares. — Rachael Taylor

I don’t mind being pale. In high school, it seemed like everybody cared about being tan all year round, but I haven’t really thought about it since then. I don’t go to a tanning bed, and I get bored when I lay out. I put sunscreen on when I’m in the sun, and sometimes I get tan, but I don’t really think about it very much. — Taylor Swift

Albanians, we tan well! I don’t burn; I bake. — Action Bronson

I don’t want a tan, but I do love blushes in colors that give you that whole sun-kissed thing. — Juliette Lewis

The grass is always greener on the other side. We are busy applying fairness creams while people in the West go bare-bodied on the beach to get a tan. Indian girls have ruled the roost when it comes to beauty pageants. I flaunt my complexion, and I am proud to be noticed as an Indian wherever I go. — Shilpa Shetty

I work out like a maniac and I spray tan a lot. Genetics were kind, but I work very hard. — Anna Paquin

I love the beige, tan, stucco world where the sun bleaches things out to the point that it can look somewhat ugly. — Jonathan Krisel

My natural hair is jet black. I used to have it down to my bum. And I went through a phase of being obsessed with fake tan. So from the age of 14 to 16, I looked like an Apache Indian! — Abbey Clancy

It was simple reality – most competitive tennis players in my day were privileged, spoiled, entitled and white. Also, many of them were beautiful, fit, tan and of good stock – great big hair and white teeth and long legs. Then there were the rest of us. — Anne Lamott

I always wear bronzer because I love the way my skin looks when it’s tan. — Lauren Conrad

I know white clothing is supposed to enhance that summer glow, but writers don’t tan. — Diablo Cody

I can’t tan naturally. — Jenny Eclair

Trust me, sunscreen is so, so, so important and so I always wear sunscreen, but I still get really tan. — Lea Michele

I’ve never once in my life had a tan – I’m basically a ghost! — Aisling Bea

I saw Styx in sixth grade. I loved Tommy Shaw. I got sneakers like him – he wore these tan Nikes. — Louise Post

I enjoyed ‘Gossip Girl’ so much. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the cast of that show. I was so intimidated doing that show because I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, those people are so young and gorgeous, and I’m a million years old, and I need a spray tan, and I’m going to be wearing all these fabulous clothes.’ — Joanna Garcia

All the great game show hosts have a signature ‘look,’ from Bob Barker’s year-round Brazil Nut-hued tan to Monty Hall’s oversized lamb chop sideburns. As the host of IFC’s new comedy game show ‘Bunk,’ I, too, have worked to develop a style signature by being the first man or woman in TV history to host every show in my bare feet! — Kurt Braunohler

If you want a really good tan, you should start with a spray tan, then move into the sun for a little bit. — Nina Agdal

It’s amazing what a spray-on tan will do. — David Cook

Even though we all know the facts, it’s hard to resist the lure of a tan. — Jane Krakowski

When we do ‘Sports Illustrated,’ it starts the night before. You do a St. Tropez tan that night, then baby oil gel, then body color. — Chrissy Teigen

You know what would be a fun game? If Pac-Man was on a beach, and he was chomping coconuts. You could see how tan you could get your Pac-Man. — Jack McBrayer

I’m always tan and blonde and don’t really fit into New York. I’m a California girl, even if I try and cover it up with leather. — Gigi Hadid

I’m married to a white man, and then my daughter came out looking like the whitest white child with blonde hair and blue eyes. And I’m like, ‘Omigosh, now what am I going to do?’ She has my mom’s features and is lighter than my husband. And my boy is browner than I am. Brown eyes and really tan. — Karyn Parsons

I’m the girl that’s on the beach with a hat on, under an umbrella. Like, very shaded. But my weird thing is, I only tan my legs. My whole body’s covered in the shade, and I tan my legs. — Dakota Fanning

I stay out of the sun; I’m pretty fair. I don’t tan – I burn, so I stay out. — Brittany Snow

My advice to anyone is to try to go cold turkey of make-up and fake tan and see how liberating it feels. — Emily Atack

Dee Dee Ramone was the one who would go to Rockaway Beach, and he wrote that great song about it. He was the beach boy; he loved getting a tan and stuff, and he would ride the bus down Woodhaven Boulevard to Rockaway. — Tommy Ramone

In Europe, you can sit out and sit in the sun, and you get a very golden tan. The tan you get in Las Vegas is a darker tan, and it’s not the same. — Joel Robuchon

When you have a natural genetic tan developed over centuries and many generations, the idea of soaking up rays by the pool has never made sense. — Abraham Verghese

I can tan. I get tannish. It’s not really tan, it’s tannish. That kind of color. — Alan Tudyk

I don’t go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning. McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning. Because he’s pale and would probably want to be tan. — Nicole Polizzi

My wild days are made up of wigs, a spray tan, nails, fashion, and looks… I feel the most beautiful when I’m getting into my mode and it can take a really long time, like 3 to 4 hours sometimes. — Nikita Dragun

I was a very private person. I never had an open social media account. So, for me to walk down the street and have people say, ‘Hey, Tan!’ I turn around thinking, ‘Do I know you?’ — Tan France

Fake tan is really difficult to get right. When I was younger, I’d always do it wrong. I’d leave it on and forget to wash it off. So I embrace being pale. I like getting a tan, but I also think that if you’re going to do it, it has to be gradual. I just work the pale thing now. — Georgia May Jagger

Most modern Indians don’t stick to their caste jobs any more. There is more inter-caste marriage, more fluidity, more freedom than ever before. But the outcastes are usually still outcastes, because they are still the ones who tan India’s animals, burn its dead, and remove its excrement. — Rose George

I’m not a tanning bed person at all, but I’ll get a spray tan. — Hillary Scott

I get a good colour in summer but go really pale in winter, and it genuinely doesn’t suit me, as people ask me if I’m ill. As well as making me look a bit better, I often have to be tanned in the middle of winter to do a show or programme, so I’ve road-tested every fake tan on the market. — Deirdre O’Kane

I wanted to be pale. I didn’t wanna go in the sun, because I was in school with a lot of white girls. I remember one girl said to me, ‘You look better pale.’ And I was like, ‘Well, you’re tan!’ She was like, ‘It’s not the same.’ — Jorja Smith

I can tan quickly. What takes people hours to do, I can tan in half an hour. — George Hamilton

There’s no such thing as a healthy tan, and that’s what people need to understand. — Gabrielle Union

They built these little tanning booths for Brooke and I to do nothing but lay down and tan all over. — Christopher Atkins

I tan very easily. I always wear SPF50+ sun cream; however, I still go very dark brown. — Sara Sampaio