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Apply for a tattoo or piercing registration

This registration covers tattooing, acupuncture, piercings, microblading and electrolysis businesses. The premises will need to be registered and each individual who works at the premises will also need to be registered.

How to register

Complete the relevant application form(s) from the download panel below and submit them to us with your payment. The fee can be paid using:

  • our online payment system (please reference your business name or applicant when making payment)
  • by telephone conversation with a Customer Service Advisor
  • by cheque payable to Melton Borough Council. If sending a cheque, please write your details on the back.

Health and beauty registration fees and charges:

Registration Fees - Invasive (Tattoo; Acupuncture; Electrolysis; Micropigmentation; etc.)  
New/Vary - Premises £62.80
New - Individual £62.80
Registration Fees - Non-Invasive (Hairdressing; etc.)  
New - Premises £34.80
Mobile Hairdresser/Barber £34.80
Administration Amendment Fees (Non-Invasive & Invasive)  
Replace lost/stolen registration £11.30


Further guidance


Tattooists should be using the free Tattooing Toolkit (available to download from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health website below). 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. 

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


A leaflet (which is available to download below) has been produced which gives consumers and businesses some basic guidance on good standards in microblading studios.

Last updated 25 November 2021
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