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Shoulder Tattoo

Kevin Donovan | November 26, 2013

Shoulder tattooing pigs is the most cost effective method, at just pennies per animal, to identify your market hogs. By using Ketchum shoulder tattooers and inks you will ensure that the best possible mark is being achieved.  KMI has a wide range of shoulder tattooers and inks to best suit your needs.


The lever lock slappers are the most common slap tattooer, with it’s easy to change characters and its ability to use as little as  2 or 3 characters at a time. The unique design with individual character holes prevents the need for spacers. The lever lock allows for quick change of the characters to reduce the down time as compared to other tattooers. The characters provide a large 3/4” tattoo that will be easily read during processing. Available in 4 or 5 character models.



The lightweight shoulder tattooer is based on the same principle as the lever lock tattooer with fast character changing and individual character holes. The main difference is that the head is made of a lightweight aluminum material and the handle is stainless steel. This lightweight tattooer is great for those who are tattooing several hogs every day, as it will reduce the stress on the arm and shoulder. Available in 4, 5 or 6 character models.



The stainless steel slapper is ideal for those who do not have to change the characters often. The low profile design increases the durability and life of the characters. Can hold up to 5 characters. 6 character option available.



The BBQ body tattooer is designed to mark pigs 50 – 100lbs (25 – 60kg). The 9/16” characters will easily mark the smaller surface area of pigs less than 100lbs. Fast character change is possible with the lever lock design but on a smaller scale.


Rotary Slapper is available in 4, 5 and 6 character designs. Quickly change the 2 inner characters by turning the wheel. Each wheel holds 5 characters of your choice for custom tattooing.

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