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Skin Piercing and Tattooing

In Scotland under the Civic Government Scotland Act 1982, Licensing of Skin Piercing and Tattooing Order 2006 legislation came into force on 1 April 2006, which requires all skin piercing activities to be licensed. Skin piercing activities includes any of the following: acupuncture; cosmetic body piercing; electrolysis and tattooing.

Licensing Business Offering Skin Piercing, Tattooing and Acupuncture

Please visit the skin piercing, tattooing and acupuncture web page, available from 'Related Links' section of this page, for instructions on how to apply for a licence.

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