Mandy’s Firefly Tatoo

Mandy is one of the baristas at Trouble Coffee in San Francisco. She had this done last night, in one sitting. “I have a pretty high pain threshold.”

I asked about the fireflies and the jar and she said something like, “You know how kids will collect fireflies, and they’ll put the top on, and then they’ll be dead…” She designed it herself. Tattooing by Nick Rodin at Blackheart Tattoo

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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