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Acupuncture, tattooing, piercing and electrolysis licence

To offer skin-piercing treatments - including tattooing, acupuncture, ear and body piercing - both the person performing the treatment and the premises must be registered with the local authority. In some areas you may need a licence from the local authority.

Eligibility criteria

Applications must include any information required by the local authority.


Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence


Application evaluation process

No provision in legislation


Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us.


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Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.


Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.


Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).


Trade associations

Last updated: 25 April 2019

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