Owner of Sunsational Tan in Eugene says it puts parents in a tough position because teens who tan at his salon either come in with parents or already have parental consent.
He says based on customer feedback, there are multiple reasons as to why people tan, including health reasons.
“You’ve got so many people that do come in here and truly do it for reasons that make themselves feel better and now we’ve got to take a chunk of our clientele and say, ‘hey, you can’t come in here and do that any longer,’” said Tucker.
Tucker says he doesn’t think the affect on business is going to be felt until the fall but believes the effect will be small.
The new law is intended to reduce the risk of skin cancer.