Skin Piercing Registration

If you carry out any of the following activities, you and your premises must be registered:

  • Acupuncture
  • Body piercing
  • Ear piercing
  • Electrolysis
  • Semi-permanent skin colouring/Microblading
  • Permanent tattooing

Click on the link to apply for registration:

To complete your application, you will need to pay a fee. You can find our registration fees here.

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has a helpful tattooing and body piercing guidance toolkit that you can download from their website.

To be registered you and your premises must comply with the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII.

Concerns about a premise?

If you have health or safety concerns about a skin piercing premise, please visit our health and safety pages.