Acupuncture and skin piercing licences
Acupuncture and skin piercing licence applications
To carry out acupuncture, tattooing, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis or semi permanent skin colouring both the premises and the person carrying out the work need to be registered with the Council.
Registration is not required if carried out under the supervision of a registered medical practitioner. The purpose of registration is to prevent infection of the person whose skin is pierced. Registered skin piercing personnel and premises must comply with byelaws designed to prevent infection.
Apply onlineYou can apply and pay for this licence online via UK Welcomes, part of the EUGO network.
Payment can be made by debit or credit card.
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For current licence fees see Discretionary fees.