Skin piercing licensing

Skin piercing

If you want to carry out certain skin piercing activities, you must be registered with us. Activities include acupuncture, tattooing, ear piercing and electrolysis.

The registration does not expire, unless the business moves to a new address.


There is a one-off fee on registration of £130.


Your completed application form should be sent to our public protection department. Please review the conditions of registration, before applying.