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Jeanne - Simme Valley

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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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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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Jeanne - Simme Valley":20tnnenj said:
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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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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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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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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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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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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White turns grey on human skin I'm sure it be the same on a black cow after awhile
 

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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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