Use scissors, a screwdriver, a high-powered magnet, a knife, or a pair of pliers. With a magnet, place it on the table and position the tag bottom side down on the magnet. You should hear it click. Manipulate the pin up and down, and it should come out.
How do you remove an ink security tag?
Place a few drops of isopropyl alcohol on the stain with an eye dropper and blot. Repeat the process with a few drops of acetone.
To remove them at home, use a high-powered magnet, such as a hard drive magnet. Place the magnet on a flat surface and lay the tag on top of it with the ink dome or cartridge facing down. You should hear a click letting you know the tag has deactivated. Wiggle the pins in the tag up and down to release them.
What happens when you remove an ink tag?
Ink tags: First determine if the tag is an ink tag, which is usually white or red and circular and usually says it contains red, pink, or blue and yellow ink that may combine. If you try to remove it improperly the tag will “explode” marking the thief — or you — and the item with ink.
Ink tags are usually “freeze proof”, so you’ll end up literally freezing the jeans but when you bash it, ink will spray EVERYWHERE. The ink does NOT come off. It’ll stain your hands for days!