Tattooing, Piercing & Elecrolysis

Tattooing, Piercing & Elecrolysis

If you offer tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis or acupuncture you must be registered with Broxtowe Borough Council. If you work from premises, they must also be registered. Once registered, you will be issued with a certificate of registration. Each activity requires a one-off registration.

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Apply for a tattooists, piercing and electrolysis licence

Application to change a tattooists, piercing and electrolysis licence

Eligibility Criteria

None specified.

Regulation Summary 

Please view the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 and associated byelaws.

Application Evaluation Process

An inspection will be undertaken before the registration certificate is issued. Fees are payable for both the premises and persons offering treatments.

Will Tacit Consent Apply? 

No. It is in the public interest that Broxtowe Borough Council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from Broxtowe Borough Council in a reasonable time scale you should get in touch.  Registration Certificate are issued.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Broxtowe Borough Council in the first instance. A person whose application is refused can appeal to a local magistrates' court.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Broxtowe Borough Council in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

If you have concerns regarding the operation of a business or pollution please contact Broxtowe Borough Council.

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