Melton Borough Council

Tattooists and piercings

Apply for a tattoo or piercing registration

This registration covers tattooing, acupuncture, piercings, microblading and electrolysis businesses.

To apply please download and complete one of the forms. Each licence will need to be submitted to us with the total fee (covering the premises plus the personnel) which you can pay online or send us a cheque (payable to Melton BC).  If sending a cheque please write your details on the back. 

When submitting these forms any personal information you give to us is covered by the Licensing Privacy Notice

Changing details on an existing registration

If you need to amend the names on a registration you should complete the amendment application form and submit this to us with payment of your fee

Temporary tattooists

If guest tattooists are practising at your premises you either need to change your registration details with payment of the fee, of if the guest is operating for fewer than 3 weeks at your premises than you can notify us here.  

Further guidance

Tattooists should be using the free Tattooing Toolkit which has been produced in conjunction with the trade and the CIEH. It provides useful information on how to run a safe tattoo parlour and templates for leaflets that can be given to clients on a wide range of related issues.


You will then be visited by a member of Environmental Health to carry out an inspection and discuss how you can abide by the byelaws. All premises and practitioners must be registered with the Council to ensuring they abide by the local byelaws. 


A leaflet has been produced which gives consumers and businesses some basic guidance on good standards in microblading studios.