Licences and permits - Piercing, Tattooing and Acupuncture

Type of licence
General trading
Contact us
Tel: 01925 442517
If you offer semi-permanent skin colouring, tattoos, cosmetic piercing, acupuncture or electrolysis, you and your shop must be registered with us and inspected by an officer before you start to practice.
How to apply
You must provide specific information including details of your premises and any previous convictions for practicing without a licence in this field.
Fees and charges
- Initial application, person & premises £106.42
- Additional premises £79.81
- Additional activities £79.81
- Administrative changes to existing registration £26.60
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After we receive your application
We will inspect your premises to make sure you are complying with our skin piercing byelaws.
If your application is unsuccessful and you want to appeal our decision, please contact us.