Apply for a tattoo, body piercing or acupuncture licence
Practitioners of treatments involving any kind of skin piercing must be registered. There are two types of registration, although the same application form is used for both:
- Acupuncturists - all individual operators must be registered
- Electrolysis, Ear-Piercing and Tattooing - the building must be registered.
You are required to register only once.
Alternatively, download and complete a Skin Piercing Registration Application form (PDF)
How to pay
|Piercing/Electrolysis Premises and 1 Practitioner||£280|
|Tattooing Premises Licence||£340|
|Tattooing Personal Licence||£170|
|Acupuncture Premises and 1 Practitioner||£280|
|Acupuncture/Piercing Personal Licence||£80|