Acupuncture, tattooing, piercing, electrolysis

You must be registered to practice any of the following types of cosmetic piercing and semi-permanent skin colouring:

  • Acupuncture
  • Ear piercing
  • Electrolysis
  • Tattooing
  • semi-permanent skin colouring

If you work from a premises, the premises must also be registered.

Apply for a tattooing, acupuncture, piercing or electrolysis licence

Apply for registration

Fee and process for acupuncture, tattooing, piercing, or electrolysis licence

The fees are:

  • £111 for a premises registration
  • £59 for a personal registration

We may arrange to carry out an inspection of the premises to check hygiene compliance before deciding if a certificate of registration will be given.