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Acupuncture, Electrolysis, Piercing and Tattoos

About registration

Registrations for acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin-colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis - general information:

Anyone who wishes to carry on the practice of acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin-colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis must be registered with their local Council unless they are a registered medical practitioner or dentist.

The purpose of registration is to ensure that basic health and safety standards are maintained in any premises where these activities are carried out. The Councils have adopted byelaws which regulate the conditions under which such businesses operate in relation to hygiene and infection control. It is compulsory to register both the premises and the operator under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

Applicants are required to pay a one-off registration fee, which covers the cost of administration and inspection of the premises on a periodic basis. These checks will ensure the necessary standards are being maintained.

Once your application has been made and the fee has been paid, a member of the Public Health & Regulation Team will contact you to arrange a suitable time to undertake an inspection of your premises. The purpose of this visit is to check compliance with the byelaw requirements as well as ensuring that general Health & Safety requirements are being met.

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Byelaws

Byelaws - Adur:

Byelaws - Worthing:

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Fees and charges

You can find the full list of fees and charges in our:

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Online forms and payment

Please use the relevant form(s) below:

Acupuncture application forms:

Tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring/cosmetic & ear piercing and electrolysis application form:

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Paper forms

Please use the relevant form(s) below:

Acupuncture application forms:

Tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring/cosmetic & ear piercing and electrolysis application form:

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