You must register with the council if you plan to carry out:

  • acupuncture
  • cosmetic piercing
  • ear piercing
  • electrolysis
  • tattooing
  • semi-permanent makeup

Registration is granted in accordance with the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 as amended by the Local Government Act 2003.

Anyone found to be running an unregistered business could have their equipment seized and face a fine.

Will tacit consent apply?

We must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard about your application within the 10 day target period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or by using the contact details below.