To carry out skin piercing or tattooing you need a licence. Generally, a licence is required if you carry out:

  • tattooing (including semi-permanent and micropigmentation)
  • cosmetic body piercing
  • ear piercing
  • acupuncture
  • electrolysis

How to apply

Skin piercing or tattooing licence application forms are available to download:

Application form for a new or renewal of a Skin piercing and tattooing licence
Certificate of Compliance
Change of address form
Skin Piercing and Tattooing Notice

You can also get application forms by contacting us: