Christopher Dana Lynn

Christopher Dana Lynn

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

University of Alabama

Associate Professor of Anthropology

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Published on Aug 05, 2019

First Tattoo Your Mouth

I lay on the mat of the open air ‘fale (bungalow) looking at the geckos on the lights, listening to the rain and wondering if they might fall me. One was chasing a meal right on the hot bulb, but t...

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Published on Aug 04, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 6:30PM (Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 11:30PM in New York)

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 6:30PM (Wednesday, July 10, 2019,11:30PM in New York)Hi guys,Yesterday, I didn’t do much. I was supposed to sign a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the Samoa Ministry of ...

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Published on Aug 04, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 8:47PM in Samoa, 3:47AM in New York

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 8:47PM in Samoa, 3:47AM in New YorkHi guys,I brought my Apple converter but realized it doesn’t help me with my laptop so couldn’t type up my notes in a letter to you yesterd...

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Published on Aug 04, 2019

I wrote some field notes as Facebook Messenger letters to my kids and wife. The boys are almost 16. They didn't always read them because FB is a little passe for 16 year olds, but it's was easier to write notes with them as audience. Here are edite...

I wrote some field notes as Facebook Messenger letters to my kids and wife. The boys are almost 16. They didn't always read them because FB is a little passe for 16 year olds, but it's was easier t...

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Published on Apr 11, 2019

American Samoa 2017 Study Results

While we are still awaiting news about funding to analyze the samples collected last summer using the money you donated, I wanted to share with you the results from our 2017 field season. We were i...

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Published on Jan 11, 2019

Grant writing...again

It's been awhile since I sent out an update, and I apologize. There's a reason--I have been super busy. Also, this note will be super short. Because I am super busy.Back in October I submitted a gr...

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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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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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