How to tattoo

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by kelebek, May 17, 2009.

  1. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    So I am fixin to go out and casterate, tattoo, and disbud -

    I can't remember - on the tattoo - do you put the ink on first then do the pliers - or pliers first then the ink......

    Thanks All!
     
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Everyone has their own method of tattooing. I clean the ears with alcohol and the digits with alcohol. I also clamp the plier on a piece of paper to make sure I have the numbers/letters right. Then I put the ink on both the needles and the ear, clamp down hard and then rub in the ink really good.

    I like to put the ink on the needles so that the ink is really driven into the ear good. But thats just me. :wink:
     

  3. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    I do like Ashley, except I put the ink on afterward...that way just in case I was to mess up it won't be permanent until I put the ink on. And after I'm done rubbing it in good I put some baking soda on it, keeps the green mess way down. Just make sure you get the tattoo nice and deep.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I rub cornstarch with the ink to help raise the tattoo a bit.

    Also keep a box of babywipes around- cleans up the green real well!
     
  5. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    I ink and then clamp, i use a toothbrush to rub the ink into the holes.
    beth