Apply for a tattoo, body piercing or acupuncture licence
Businesses who provide treatments involving any kind of skin piercing, must be registered. Although the same application form is used for both, you can register for either of the following:
- Acupuncturists - all individual operators must be registered
- Electrolysis, skin piercing and tattooing - the building must be registered
You only need to register once.
How to apply
How to pay
|Piercing or electrolysis premises and one practitioner||£280|
|Tattooing premises licence||£340|
|Tattooing personal licence||£170|
|Acupuncture premises and one practitioner||£280|
|Acupuncture or piercing personal licence||£80|
If you require more information about skin piercing licences, see Contact the Licensing Team webpage.