By: Erica Byfield
METROPOLIS, Ill. - It's warming up outside and the jump in temperatures typically means an increase in the number of people looking to get a tan, especially teenagers.
But if some states have anything to do with it, those teens won't get every far with out a parent's "ok". 26 states, including some here in the heartland, have laws regulating how old you have to be to get under the bulbs. In Illinois the age is 14.
Lasha Sexton and Haleigh Ellis consider it a right of passage, you come of age and then you go tanning. "I tanned on and off for about a year I started when I was 15" said Ellis. "I tanned four months in a row and then I stopped and I started tanning like once every 2 weeks" said Sexton.