If you offer tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring,
cosmetic piercing, acupuncture or electrolysis you must be
registered with the Council (including the premises if
applicable). Once registered you will be issued with a
certificate of registration.
Applications must include any information required by the
In order to make a registration online, you must complete one
of the following forms:
Alternatively if you do not wish to register online you
may download a registration form.
How long will it take to receive the
Certificate of Registration?
Following receipt of the registration form(s) and any necessary
attachments including the relevant fee, you can expect to hear
from us within 60 days.
If you have not heard from us within a
reasonable period please contact us. You can do this
online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use
the contact details below.
Upon receipt of the application forms an Environmental Health
Officer will arrange a mutually convenient time to inspect the
business premises to ensure that they meet hygiene and safety
standards set by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions)
Offering any of these treatments to the public without an
appropriate licence is against the law.
Further guidance can be found from the Health and Safety
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the
first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the
form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked,
if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will
give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK
European Consumer Centre.
For further information and advice on registration
contact Health and
Environment on 01653 600666 ext 359.