Tattooing, cosmetic piercing, acupuncture and electrolysis registration 

You require a licence if your business conducts the following:

  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • cosmetic body piercing (including ear piercing)
  • semi-permanent skin colouring
  • electrolysis 

Apply

To apply please download the relevant application form:

Once an application has been made and your fee has been paid an inspector will undertake an inspection of the premises.

Fees

From 1 April 2017

  • £183 for initial registration and the addition of up to 2 persons to the registration certificate
  • £37 for an additional person or change of person
  • £148 for a change of premises
  • £14.50 for a replacement certificate or change of details

Byelaws

When applying you will need to be aware of the following byelaws:

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