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Tattoos and skin piercings

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

To offer any skin-piercing treatments, both the premises and the person performing the treatment must be registered with us. This includes:

  • Acupuncture
  • Tattooing
  • Semi-permanent skin colouring
  • Ear piercing
  • Cosmetic piercing
  • Electrolysis

Please have a look at the Kent Code of Practice for Hygienic Skin Piercing for further information and guidance for performing these practices.

How much does it cost?

£161 for initial registration inspection.

  • For ear piercing premises registrations, up to three new practitioners are included
  • For all other practices, one new practitioner is included

£81 for each additional practitioner to be registered at a premises.

How do I apply?

You can register using our online form.

We'll ask you for

  • Your contact details
  • New/existing premises details
  • Details of new practitioners
  • Certifications or references of practitioners

Once you complete the form, we'll aim to get back to you within five working days.


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