Skin Piercing and Tattooing Licence
A business which provides skin piercing or tattooing must be licensed.
What is Skin Piercing?
Skin piercing includes any of the following:
- Acupuncture - the insertion of needles into living tissue for remedial or therapeutic purposes.
- Cosmetic body piercing - the perforation of the skin and underlying tissue in order to create a tunnel in the skin through which jewellery may be inserted.
- Electrolysis - the removal of body hair by electrocution of the hair roots with an electrified needle.
- Tattooing - the insertion into the skin of any colouring material designed to leave a semi-permanent or permanent mark including micro pigmentation.
On this page is all the information you will require to apply for a Skin Piercing and Tattooing Licence.
If you require further information about this topic please contact the Licensing Team, Legal Services, on telephone: 01856873535 extensions 2229 or 2232 or via email.
If you would like to see someone in person to discuss a licensing matter please contact the Licensing Team to make an appointment.