Key Features and Guidance Notes for a Skin Piercing Premises Licence
To offer skin-piercing treatments - including tattooing, acupuncture, semi-permanent skin colouring, ear and body piercing and |electrolysis - 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.
Once registered, you will be issued with a certificate of registration.
Who can apply and what for
Applications must include any information required by the local authority.
Application Evaluation Process
No provision in legislation
Will Tacit Consent (automatic approval if the Council does not decide on your application in time) Apply?
No. It is in the public interest that the Council must process your application before it can be granted to ensure good standards of hygiene and infection control. If you have not heard from the Council within a reasonable period, please contact them.
Submit an Application Online
Failed Application Appeal/Redress Process
Please contact the Council.
An applicant whose application is refused can appeal to the local magistrates court.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint contact is made with the trader/business proprietor by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, |Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the |UK European Consumer Centre.