Tattooists and other skin-piercing practitioners must comply with strict rules to safeguard public safety.
If you operate any form of tattooing or other skin-piercing business you must register with us.
Skin piercing includes:
- cosmetic piercing
- semi-permanent skin colouring
Contact us if you'd like a list of registered premises.
You must also comply with our byelaws for tattooing and skin piercing which set out the hygienic standards expected at your premises.
How to register
If you want to register your business for tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi-permanent skin colouring, acupuncture or electrolysis you need to complete our application form and pay the appropriate fee.
When we receive your application we'll contact you and arrange a visit.
- £108 to register
- £108 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 ways to pay page.
Legislation and guidance
You can find out more about the legislation and guidance below: