Licensing - Other

Piercing & Tattooing

Acupuncture, Tattooing, Skin Piercing and Electrolysis

The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII requires any person practicing acupuncture, tattooing, skin piercing or electrolysis as well as premises used for any of these practices to be registered with the Council.

Following application to register, an inspection of the premises will be carried out.  The applicant must ensure that the procedures, equipment and facilities used are safe, hygienic, prevent the spread of disease and comply fully with the general duty of care required by the Health and Safety at Work legislation.

Apply to Register

Applications can be made online on the council’s website.


A registration fee must be paid at the time of submitting the application.The current fees can be viewed here (PDF, 51.25KB, 1 page).

Public Register

The public register of existing licences/consents/permits/registrations can be viewed on the council’s website.

For further clarification contact the Licensing Department by phone or email using the details in the 'Contact' tab above.