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
Find licence holders on our List of registered premises
You must also comply with our byelaws for tattooing and skin piercing, these set out the hygienic standards expected at your premises.
How to register
When we receive your application we'll contact you and arrange a visit.
- £102.50 to register
- £102.50 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: