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Tattoo, piercing, electrolysis and acupuncture

By law, you must register these activities with us:

  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • ear piercing
  • electrolysis

The law requires registration for the practitioner and the premises.

Bylaws to adhere to

The bylaws cover:

  • cleanliness of the premises and fittings
  • people’s cleanliness
  • the cleaning and sterilisation of instruments, materials and equipment

A copy of the registration certificate and the relevant bylaws must be displayed at the premises. View the relevant bylaws below:

Fees to register

Fees are payable on initially registering your business and premises.

Codes of practice

Find the codes of practice through these links:

Contact public protection

For more information, please contact public protection.


Telephone: 01656 643643

Learn more on the Shared Regulatory Services website.

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