Ink Box for use with pig slappers (Is not supplied pre-filled with ink)
The ink pad when new has a thin rubber skin on the inking surface. This has to be punctured to allow absorption of ink. The easiest way to do this is by going to town with the slapper tattoo pins on the ink box pad, then taking a spatula or the flat of a knife, force tattoo paste into the pad, but don't over do it. You now have a pre-inked pad.
You will find that the more you use the pad, the better it will become. Re-ink as and when it becomes necessary. (If the pad is not used on a weekly basis wrap in cling film to prevent drying out, and always reseal the tattoo paste tin after use.)
We suggest that if you heve less than 10 pigs to slap at any one time that you do not require an ink pad - instead apply the ink to the slapper with a toothbrush or sponge.