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, Skin Piercing and Tattooing - the building must be registered.

You are required to register only once.

Apply for a Skin Piercing Registration online

How to pay

Pay for Skin Piercing Registration online

Type Annual Fee
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
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