Piercing, Tattooing, Acupuncture or Electrolysis

If you carry out acupuncture, cosmetic piercing (body and ear piercing), permanent tattooing, semi- permanent skin colouring (micro pigmentation - e.g. tattooed eyebrows or lips) or electrolysis, you must register with us. This regulation exists to ensure that you meet the relevant health and safety standards and lessen the risk of infection.

The cost of registering a premises is £37.00. For an individual licence the cost is £23.50. It is illegal to conduct body piercing, tattooing, acupuncture or electrolysis until the registration has been formally approved.

You can also download the Bylaws regarding Skin PiercingAcupuncture and Tattooing.

Skin piercing application form

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