Tattoo, piercing and electrolysis registration
If you offer tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis or acupuncture you must be registered with us. If you work from premises, they must also be registered.
The purpose of registration is to ensure that basic health and safety and infection control standards are maintained in any premises where these activities are carried out.
Summary of regulations
The regulations applicable to this registration are the Local Government (Misc Provisions) Act 1982 and relevant local by-laws.
- ear piercing - £70
- electrolysis - £75
- tattooing - £100
- cosmetic piercing - £100
- acupuncture - £80
- transfer/amendment of Personal Operator Registration - £25
- ear piercing - £95
- electrolysis - £96
- tattooing - £125
- cosmetic piercing - £125
- acupuncture - £105
Tacit consent doesn't apply. It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, then please contact us using the details below.
Please contact us in the first instance.
If a registration is suspended or cancelled the registration holder may appeal to the county court.
Registered tattoo studios
View the register of tattoo studios.