Acupuncture licences

All acupuncture premises and practitioners must be registered with us. 

You and your premises are covered by the registration, but each individual practitioner must register separately.

Peripatetic acupuncturists are allowed but the same conditions and hygiene requirements apply in each place where you practice.

You will be expected to be a member of an appropriate professional body and to operate in accordance with that body's standards.

If you carry out skin piercing you must comply with our byelaws. These byelaws set out the hygienic standards expected at your premises download the skin piercing byelaws.

How to register

If you want to register your business for tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi permanent skin colouring or electrolysis send us an application form and pay the appropriate fee.

When we receive your application we'll contact you and arrange a visit.

Our fees

  • £106.00 to register
  • £106.00 to change address

How to pay

You can pay your registration fee by calling the commercial regulation team on 01226 773743, please have your card details ready.  You can see which cards we accept and transaction charges on our pay page

Legislation and guidance

You can find out more about the legislation and guidance from the following links: