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Skin piercing, tattooing and electrolysis

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If you run a business which offers acupuncture, piercing, electrolysis, tattooing (semi-permanent and permanent) you must get a licence from us.

Apply for a licence

An word icon application fee [44kb] must be paid when you make your application.

Registration is required for both the person carrying out the treatment and the premises used. There is a separate fee for the premises and the person.

You will need to re-apply if you move premises.

We will confirm that we have received both your application and fee in writing and arrange to carry out an inspection of your premises.

You must ensure that your procedures, equipment and facilities used are:

  • safe
  • hygienic
  • prevent the spread of disease, and
  • comply fully with the general duty of care required by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

The registration lasts until you either cancel it or your business ceases to exist.


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