When my Mom brought home her new pair of gloves, which she paid for not stole, she went to use them and found that the security tag (non-ink one) was still attached.
The following is a simple and very useful instructable to free your clothing articles.
Step 1: The Enemy and The Weapons
You won't need much if you have the proper tools.
- Ice pick or sharp skinny object (a pocket knife will work fine here)
- A pair of horse nippers. I highly recommend keeping a pair of these around at all times. They are basically a huge pair of toenail clippers, but super sharp. (heavy duty wire cutters will also work here, but might be a little harder to work with).
- A skinny flat-head screwdriver.
Step 2: Remove the node
Step 3: Remove the foil
Step 4: The Final Step - Leverage
Take your skinny flat-head screwdriver and pry up just one side of the security tag. This is made of some high strength steel, like spring steel, and will take more effort then it looks.
You don't need to budge it much before the pin slides right out of the tag.