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Apply for skin piercing registration

Skin piercing including tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, body/cosmetic piercing, acupuncture and electrolysis


  • Premises only: £120
  • Personal registration (practitioner only) - per person: £75
  • Amendment to registration (personal or premises): £55

If you are a new business you will need to pay for both a Premises and Personal registration

To make an amendment to the registration, you will need to complete application to change a registration.

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You will need a debit or credit card to pay online.


Once we have received your application and fee, we will contact you to arrange an inspection of the premises.


 Please contact us for a paper application form by emailing


When this content has been updated

Last updated 31 March 2023