Tattooist and piercing registration

Anyone who offers tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, acupuncture or electrolysis must be registered with us. This excludes anyone who is, or is supervised by, a registered medical practitioner or dentist.

The cost to register either a person or a premises is £43 each.

Once we have received and checked your application, you will be sent a:

  • registration certificate
  • copy of our byelaws for skin piercing
  • receipt for the fee

Please allow one month for your application to be processed.