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"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
- William Gibson

Simicolor  
  Artificial coloring for the body.  

This is a pretty good idea, considering that it was a generation before its modern incarnation as the "spray-on tan".

She was small and like all day-haters, cream-colored somewhere under her simicolor.
From This Immortal, by Roger Zelazny.
Published by Ace Science Fiction in 1966
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Ellen had finally given up on simicoloring, and was lying in the sun getting burnt all over.

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