Skin piercing and tattooing licence
A skin piercing and tattooing licence is needed by all businesses who undertake tattooing or skin/body piercing.
View the guidance note on skin piercing and tattooing [26Kb] for more information and exemptions.
What does skin piercing and tattooing cover?
- Cosmetic Body Piercing
How much does a licence cost?
The application fee payable depends on the length of licence that you want. A one year licence is £255 and a three year licence is £315.
The fees change every year so check with the licensing office before you send payment.
How do I apply?
If you have difficulty applying online please contact the Licensing Department on (01738) 475180.
What happens if the Council fails to make a decision on my application within 6 months (180 days)?
The licence will be granted or renewed.