Where Euro Network/Business Link logo is over on right hand side of page there is an ablilty to apply online. Alternatively, hard copy forms are available to download at the bottom of this page for submission to local authority via person, post or email (these will not be treated as an online application).
The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 requires that the following types of skin piercing to be registered:
- ear piercing
Registration covers both the person carrying on the practice and the premises used for that purpose. There are no powers to refuse registration, but the practice is controlled through compliance with byelaws and an inspection is carried out by an Environmental Health Officer to ensure the byelaws are met.
If you currently hold a skin piercing registration and would like to apply for an additional skin piercing activity, then a new application is required. Similarly, if you wish to practice a body piercing activity at a different premise, then a new application is also required.
The timescale for determining this registration will be 28 days following the date of receipt of an acceptable and complete application.
Please notify the Licensing Team in writing of any changes to your name and/or home address in order for the correct information to be shown on your licence. The following information should be enclosed with your letter (original documents):
- Change of name – marriage certificate or other change of name certificate
These can be accessed or downloaded below. If you are unable to access them or require a hard copy please contact email@example.com
For a valid application we require ALL the following forms/documentation in order for the application to be processed. Incomplete applications will be returned.
If you wish to apply online please see the External link above
Guidance Notes for assistance with applications
- Register with Business Link.
- Apply online:
- The British Medical Acupuncture Society seeks to enhance the education and training of suitably qualified practitioners.
- The British Acupuncture Council is the UK's main regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture.
- The British Institute & Association of Electrolysis is a non-profit making organisation founded from the amalgamation of the Institute of Electrolysis and the British Association of Electrolysists Ltd.
- The Tattoo Club of Great Britain is for professional tattoo artists, offering advice and education.