Tattooists, piercing, electrolysis and semi-permanent makeup registration

Unless you are a medical practitioner or dentist you must register with us to practice:

  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • electrolysis
  • ear piercing
  • body piercing
  • semi permanent makeup/skin colouring

See business licence byelaws.

Apply for a licence


  • acupuncture, electrolysis, ear piercing £175
  • cosmetic piercing, tattooing, semi permanent make-up £200
  • additional treatments at the same premises when applied for at the time of the original application £55
  • additional practitioners directly employed at the same premises offering the same treatment £55


Contact the food and safety team

Telephone: 01732 876191