Anyone offering tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, acupuncture or electrolysis must have a certificate of registration.
Report an illegal tattooist
If you suspect that a tattooist is operating illegally, we suggest you write to them.
Send all letters by recorded delivery, so you can prove they received it, and always save a copy. If that has not worked please contact Citizens Advice.
Citizens Advice consumer helpline: 0808 223 1133
For more information and advice on the registration of businesses, please fill in the form below.