Download the forms to register with us as a practitioner and to register your premises (under the 'Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1982') to carry out:
- skin piercing
- semi-permanent skin colouring
Registration is required for practitioners (the people who carry out the activity) and the premises where the activity takes place. As an employer or self-employed person, you must also comply with Health and Safety laws at all times.
Guidelines and byelaws
Registered practitioners of acupuncture and tattooing must comply with byelaws; registered premises must also meet the standards. We have also produced guidelines covering acupuncture, body piercing, ear piercing and electrolysis.
As from 1 April 2017, the fees to register for acupuncture, electrolysis, piercing or tattooing are:
- £157 per premises
- £157 per practitioner