Applications for registration must be received and approved by the council prior to the business opening for the first time.
Any new business application should be for both:
- your business premises, and
- all those individuals operating at the business either as a tattooist, acupuncturist, cosmetic piercer or electrolysist.
Additionally, you should contact the council in circumstances when you need to tell us of changes to your existing registration.
For example, to register any new staff who are to be employed as either:
- an acupuncturist
- a cosmetic piercer
- an electrolysist
- a tattooist.
It is a criminal offence to carry out any of these procedures without being registered.