Planning application for barber shop to also become tattooist

Monty Blue's Barber Shop, in Easington Village.
Monty Blue's Barber Shop, in Easington Village.

A barber has asked permission to style customers’ skin as well as their hair.

Monty Blues Barber Shop, in Seaside Lane, Easington Village, has applied to add tattoos to the list of services available.

The scheme was submitted to Durham County Council late last year (2018), but was only formally accepted by the council’s planning department last week (Tuesday, January 22).

According to the application, if approved hair styling will be available 9am – 5pm Tuesday – Friday and 9am – 3pm on Saturdays, but tattooist hours would be simply be ‘flexible’.

Anyone wishing to comment on the plans has until Wednesday, February 13, to send their views to the county council.

A decision is expected by Tuesday, March 19.

James Harrison, Local Democracy Reporting Service