Apply to register
Your businesses and premises must be registered with us if you carry out any of the following:
- semi-permanent skin colouring or micro-pigmentation
- cosmetic piercing
- ear piercing
A one-off £234 fee applies for each registration application.
You can check the full list of skin piercing registrations on our public register
Tattooing, electrolysis and ear piercing applications
Each business (each self employed person or each employer) and each premises must be registered.
You will also need to comply with the relevant bylaws and tattooing guidelines.
You must register each practitioner and the premises from which you will operate.
Acupuncture - Premises and Practitioner registration
You will also need to comply with the relevant bylaws.
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