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.
If you are a current licence holder and wish to vary your licence, please view the Guidance note for a material change in circumstances [4Kb] and complete the Material Change in Circumstances application form [120Kb]. The application fee is £70.
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.