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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:34 pm

I have reds & blacks (Simmental). I use green ink (roll-on) for our tattoo. If you tattoo, you know it is sooooo difficult to get a good, easy to read tattoo on the black ears. Have any of you used WHITE paste for tattoo??? I ordered a tube, but was hoping their might be some feedback on it.
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:37 pm

You probably know this, but if you put a flashlight BEHIND the ear, the tattoo shows up really well. We do that at Nationals on many cattle, since the tattoos are hard to read on some.
I have never heard of white tattoo ink, so I look forward to the feedback.
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:49 pm

Jeanne,

I think you would look good with a tattoo. You should get one.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:18 pm

LOL - Phil keeps trying to talk me into one. He has MANY - including his heeler!
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:20 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:LOL - Phil keeps trying to talk me into one. He has MANY - including his heeler!


I have seen them on his Facebook timeline. Lol
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:25 pm

I have no experience with the white ink. I will say that putting a handful of baking soda on a fresh done tattoo helps it set and stay more clear. It also keeps us from having a whole herd of green goats! Let us know how the white ink works out.
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:52 am

Thanks for the tip on baking soda, never heard of that. We do a good job on tattoos, EASILY read on the RED cattle. Black, not so much. I do know/use the flashlight, but wouldn't WHITE make sense??? Hope it works. We don't normally tattoo until they are about 3 months of age. I will have to try one earlier, so we can check it out when we are needing to tattoo everyone. Phil says he can get "people" white tattoo ink. I think that would be a bit expensive LOL
Hopefully, someone on here has tried it.
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby 5S Cattle » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:31 am

I have my doubts, ever seen white ink tattooed on a black guy? I haven't either, bound to be a reason
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:04 pm

I know they have white ink for tattooing. My nephew has some on him (LOL he is white though). It's ordered, it is a paste. We normally use the green roll-on. We'll see. You would think they would come up with something that worked GREAT on black ears.
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby gizmom » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:17 pm

Jeanne

We use the green paste the roll on just didn’t work as well as the paste. The boss usually looks like a relation the the green giant when he finishes tattoo work. He puts paste in the ear then tattoos then goes over the tattoo with a tooth brush. The tattoos are easy to read but the green paste is on everything! We tattoo everything at weaning and have never had an issue reading a tattoo on our cows. We now freeze brand but don’t do that until yearling, I like the freeze brand much better than the tattoo for permanent identification.

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Re: TATTOO question

Postby Fernowranch » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:57 pm

White turns grey on human skin I'm sure it be the same on a black cow after awhile
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:51 am

Welll,..... light grey would be OK.
So, you're saying I shouldn't get too excited if I do get white tattoo's??? LOL
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby Fernowranch » Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:11 pm

Funny white shows up pretty good on light pigmented skin.
Buuut i'm sure you would get excited while getting a tat
Because they hurt worse than stubbing your toe.
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Re: TATTOO question

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:32 pm

Not me - ain't happening! I'm not into torture.
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