Skin piercing, tattooing and beauty treatments

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

Apply for a registration

Cosmetic Piercing Premises Registration application         Cosmetic Piercing Personal Registration application

An application fee 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 and arrange to carry out an inspection of your premises.

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

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