A NEW tattoo studio could be opening in Southampton should plans be approved by civic chiefs.

An application to open a new tattoo studio has been submitted to Southampton City Council.

The plans have been put forward by Erika Toth of Crystal Nail Salon and Training Centre on Northfiled Road in Southampton to turn a building in Forest Hills Drive into a new tattoo studio.

The site was originally used as an office space but it is reported that it has been vacant for around 18 months.

A decision is yet to be made on the plans by the City Council.