Acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis

There are a number of hazards associated with skin piercing activities, including bacterial infection and the transmission of blood-borne viruses such as hepatitis B/C and HIV, therefore any person carrying on the activities of acupuncture, electrolysis, tattooing or cosmetic piercing within the area of Telford & Wrekin Council is required to register with the Council.

Registration is required for carrying out these skin piercing activities and the premises where the activity is to take place.

A one-off fee is payable to register the premises and also to register an operator; additional persons can be added for a supplementary fee.

If the person conducts any skin piercing activities at other premises, they will need to register themselves at that premises also and pay the required fee.

If the operator wishes to extend their service outside the Telford & Wrekin Council area, they should notify the other authority for advice on registration arrangements.

Last updated: 1.15pm on Thursday 17 October 2019

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