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Acupuncture, tattooing, piercing, electrolysis

You must be registered to practice any of the following:

  • 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

The fees are:

  • £117 for a premises registration
  • £62 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.

To ensure the hygienic operation of these activities use the Tattooing and body piercing toolkit or view the microblading leaflet.