Skin piercing

If you offer acupuncture, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis, semi-permanent skin colouring or tattooing in this district you must be registered with us.

Both the premises where the cosmetic piercing takes place and individual operators must be registered and once registered a certificate of registration will be issued.


The following registration fees are one-off payments:

Ear Piercing, Electrolysis, Skin Colouring - Premises plus one person £123.00
Each Additional Person £23.00
Tattooing, Body Piercing - Premises £181.00
Tattooing, Body Piercing - per person £39.00
Acupuncture - Premises  £181.00
Registration Variation Fee £53.00

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Pay online

You can pay for your licence online right now using our secure payment system. Make sure to select the correct service from the left-hand side.


Health rating

The Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme aims to raise the hygiene standards of tattoo studios and to improve public awareness of the risks associated with unhygienic tattoo practices and premises: 

Public register

We keep a list of all registered tattooists and skin piercers in the district:

Report a licensing issue

Report a licensing issue to us using our form:

Currently licensed skin piercers

The following map shows an overview of the currently licensed persons/facilities.

Selecting a symbol will provide you with further information.


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