Dark tanned body for competitive bodybuilding... The most important part of preparation for a contest, after you have dehydrated and have the lowest level of body fat you are likely to achieve is to get a very dark tan. All light or regular skin tones when under the bright lights on stage, do not highlight the definition in your muscles that you have work so hard to achieve. You are being judged on the muscle definition and symmetry so apply 2 or 3 additional coats...