Skin piercing guidelines

​Tattooing, acupuncture, electrolysis, cosmetic piercing, ear piercing and semi-permanent skin-colouring.

Anyone carrying a business involving any of these treatments must register their premises and activities with the council.

We review the cost of the licence annually in April. The current licence cost is £120. If you think you need a licence and you would like further information, please contact us on (0113) 378 5959 before applying.

A guide to the required standards can be downloaded from the Documents area on this page.​

You can also register a premises for skin piercing by filling out the Register a premises for skin piercing form.



Ear piercing application HF 02d 2010Ear piercing Reg.pdf146765pdf
Acupuncture application application.pdf36941pdf
Local Government \(Miscellaneous Provisions\) Act 1982 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 piercing application.pdf37208pdf
Guide to standards and hygiene for acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent for skin piercing.pdf55248pdf
Semi-permanent skin colouring application skin-colouring application.pdf37235pdf

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