Tattoo Guidelines

ABGA TATTOO LETTERS:

  • 2017 Tattoo Year Letter: G
  • 2016 Tattoo Year Letter: F
  • 2015 Tattoo Year Letter: E
  • 2014 Tattoo Year Letter: D
  • 2013 Tattoo Year Letter: C
  • 2012 Tattoo Year Letter: B
  • 2011 Tattoo Year Letter: A
  • 2010 Tattoo Year Letter: Z
  • 2009 Tattoo Year Letter: Y
  • 2008 Tattoo Year Letter: X
  • 2007 Tattoo Year Letter: W
  • 2006 Tattoo Year Letter: V
  • 2005 Tattoo Year Letter: T
  • 2004 Tattoo Year Letter: S
  • 2003 Tattoo Year Letter: R
  • 2002 Tattoo Year Letter: P
  • 2001 Tattoo Year Letter: N
  • 2000 Tattoo Year Letter: M
  • 1999 Tattoo Year Letter: L
  • 1998 Tattoo Year Letter: K
  • 1997 Tattoo Year Letter: J
  • 1996 Tattoo Year Letter: H
  • 1995 Tattoo Year Letter: G
  • 1994 Tattoo Year Letter: F
  • 1993 Tattoo Year Letter: E
  • Equipment needed for tattooing: baking soda, tattoo digits, numbers and alphabet, tattoo ink (paste or roll-on, green is the most versatile), tattoo pliers, wet wipes, tooth brush and towel.

    Equipment needed for tattooing: baking soda, tattoo digits, numbers and alphabet, tattoo ink (paste or roll-on, green is the most versatile), tattoo pliers, wet wipes, tooth brush and towel.

  • Cleaning the ear.  Scrub the middle of the ear with a wipe.

    Cleaning the ear. Scrub the middle of the ear with a wipe.

  • Dry ear thoroughly.

    Dry ear thoroughly.

  • Apply ink to ear.

    Apply ink to ear.

  • Tattoo ear using tattoo pliers, push down hard.  Herd prefix goes in right ear and animal number goes in left ear.

    Tattoo ear using tattoo pliers, push down hard. Herd prefix goes in right ear and animal number goes in left ear.

  • Apply more ink.

    Apply more ink.

  • Apply baking soda liberally.

    Apply baking soda liberally.

  • Work baking soda into tattooed area.

    Work baking soda into tattooed area.

  • Finished product after one year.

    Finished product after one year.