Anyone who offers tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, acupuncture or electrolysis must be registered with us.

For cosmetic piercing/tattooing establishments the costs are:

Premises registration which can include electrolysis, ear piercing and acupuncture £137.00
Personal registration for electrolysis, ear piercing and acupuncture £116.00
Premises registration for tattooing, skin piercing and semi-permanent make up £204.00
Personal registration for tattooing, skin piercing and semi-permanent make up £134.00
Premises registration for events to be paid by the organiser £267.00
Personal registration for events to be paid by the organiser £6.00
Guest practitioners attended premises which are already registered £26.00

You must provide specific information, including details of your premises and any previous convictions for practising without a licence in this field.

We suggest you read our registration guidance before submitting your personal or premises applications.

If successful you should receive your licence within 60 days.

Tacit consent

This means that you'll be able to act as though your application is granted if you haven't heard from us by the end of the 28-day target period. Tacit consent will only apply once a full application has been submitted and you've received an acknowledgment.

Complaints

If there are any licence complaints or appeals, contact us for advice.

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Page last updated 13/04/2017