The Tattoo Process
Clean the inside of the ear and position the pins of the tattoo pliers. The black pad of the tattoo pliers must be behind the ear, then press pliers firmly so that pins pierce the skin. Apply ink to the inside of the ear, rubbing it in with your thumb and then leaving it to dry (no ink goes on the pliers!). Don't use a toothbrush to rub in the ink and don't wipe the ear with a cloth after tattooing. Excess ink will disappear in 1-2 weeks.
Tattoo letters are sharp, nickle-plated steel needles set in a fibre glass reinforced nylon base.
Green tattoo ink is recommended for dark skin and black ink for lighter skin. Below are the livestock equipment you will need.