Colder weather may put thoughts of sunny skies in your head, which could lead to a trip to the tanning salon. But studies suggest there is a stronger link than ever before between tanning beds and the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Everyday, thousands of college students across the country visit indoor tanning salons. But they may be taking home more than tan. ” There is definitely correlation between exposure to tanning in tanning salons and development into melanoma”, Dr. Gordan Srkalovic said.