Apply for a tattoo, body piercing or accupuncture 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.

Apply for a Skin Piercing Registration online

Alternatively, download and complete a Skin Piercing Registration Application form (PDF)

How to pay

Pay for Skin Piercing Registration online

Type Annual Fee
Acupuncture premises £180
Acupuncture premises and one practitioner £240
Acupuncture additonal practitioner £80
Electrolysis £180
Ear-piercing £180
Tattooing £270
Last updated: 13 June 2016. Was this information helpful?

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