Christopher Dana Lynn

Christopher Dana Lynn

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

University of Alabama

Associate Professor of Anthropology

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Published on Sep 06, 2018

Updates from Tattooing & Athletes Study

Updates from Tattooing & Athletes StudyBefore we went to the field, I submitted a manuscript outlining results from two surveys of tattooing, piercing, related medical complications and varsity...

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Published on Sep 01, 2018

FAQ: Did You Get Any Tattoos At The Convention? Why Are You Tattooing Yourself?

All summer after our fieldwork, I was asked the same two questions: did you get any tattoos at the convention? And, why are you tattooing yourself? This post is the FAQ to answer those questions, b...

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Published on Jul 03, 2018

Days 5 & 6 in Seattle

Days 5 & 6 in SeattleAs with the previous note, we were so busy I didn't have time to type up a summary. I'm back in NY now, with my in-laws, where my wife and kids stay while I'm in the field....

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Published on Jun 29, 2018

Days 3 & 4 in Seattle

Days 3 & 4 in SeattleWe've been so busy I haven't had time to sit down and type about. Today was officially the first day of the festival, but yesterday we trained our research assistants; crea...

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Published on Jun 27, 2018

Day 2 in Seattle

Technically speaking, the Northwest Tatau Festival is in Puyallup (pronounced PewALup), WA, and we've spent much of the past few days in Kent, WA. These are all part of the Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia s...

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Published on Jun 27, 2018

Day 1 in Seattle

The team all filtered into Seattle yesterday and today. Grey and I spent the morning getting to know each other, then we watched some World Cup (had to see if Argentina was going to make it to the ...

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Published on Jun 07, 2018

What's role of C-Reactive Protein in this study?

Generally, I have just tried to keep things as uncomplicated as possible when describing what we are doing. In the first study, we looked at secretory (salivary) immunoglobulin A (SIgA) as the indi...

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Published on Jun 01, 2018

Data Collection Procedures

Yesterday I bought my plane ticket and reserved a rental car, and so did at least one of our research assistants. I'll be flying into Seattle/Tacoma on June 25 and stay till July 2. I'm flying in a...

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Published on May 29, 2018

Whew! What now?

We have two things to celebrate today. We hit our crowdfunding goal, for which we have you all (y'all) to thank. So thank you! And last night we submitted a manuscript that we've been writing for o...

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Yeah, there's a lot of variability to sort out in this research. We're just getting started studying immunological impacts. Thanks for your support!
May 16, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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We have been interested in the differences among implements, but ink manufacturers share your interests. I've been courting them re funding... Post photos of your tats when you're done!
May 15, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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Makes you want to come back & study more anthropology, doesn't it? ;)
May 12, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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Note: Tattooing seems to have been as or more common on or among women. This speculation launched our research, but we want to be careful that we don't reify "man the hunter" types of spin and gender our hypotheses from the outset.
May 11, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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Aww, thank you, Tricia! We have had wonderful role models in our science AND #scicomm (looking back at you)!
May 10, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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Haha!
May 04, 2018
Does tattooing benefit the immune system? The inking of immunity.
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