Piercing and 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. You 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.
A registration fee (PDF, 97KB, 1 page) must be paid at the time of submitting the application.
If you are an individual needing to carry out acupuncture, electrolysis, tattooing or body piercing, register online.
You can also register for a premises online.