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 applicationhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/23.12.13 HF 02d 2010Ear piercing Reg.pdf146765pdf
Acupuncture applicationhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/acupuncture application.pdf36941pdf
Local Government \(Miscellaneous Provisions\) Act 1982 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/cosmetic piercing application.pdf37208pdf
Guide to standards and hygiene for acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanenthttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/guidelines for skin piercing.pdf55248pdf
Semi-permanent skin colouring applicationhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/semi-permanent skin-colouring application.pdf37235pdf

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