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 and Premises Registration) £109.61

Register Additional Person/Activity £82.21

Register Additional Premises £82.21

Replacement Registration Certificate £27.40

After we receive your application

We’ll inspect your premises to make sure you’re complying with our skin piercing byelaws.


If your application is unsuccessful and you want to appeal our decision, please contact us.


Get in touch

Email our environmental health team or call 01925 442588