Health and safety registrations

If you operate any of the following you need to register your business with us.

  • tattooing
  • semi permanent skin colouring
  • cosmetic piercing (including ear piercing)
  • electrolysis 
  • acupuncture 

It is illegal to operate this type of business without first being registered.

Businesses must comply with the byelaws adopted by us in relation to cleanliness and hygiene of the premises.

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) have provided guidance to help businesses adopt safe standards of practice for tattooing.


The registration is £265

The fee must be paid in full for the application to be processed

This registration will continue for the time that you are in business at these premises.  However, should the business move into new premises, or change ownership, then a new registration will be required and you must contact us.

If you decide in the future to offer any additional activities that require registration, such as cosmetic piercing, then a new registration will also be required, and you must again contact us.

Pay your Health and Safety Registration Fees