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

The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII requires the following types of skin piercing need be registered with the council: acupuncture, tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi permanent skin colouring, electrolysis.

The Act requires registration to cover both the person carrying on the practice and the premises to be used for that purpose.

Registration is required to be effected by the Licensing Authority unless the applicant has had a previous registration cancelled by a court, in which case the consent of that court is required. Once registered practices are controlled through observance of Doncaster byelaws and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

The applicant must ensure that the procedures, equipment and facilities used are safe, hygienic, prevent the spread of disease and comply fully with the general duty of care required by the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

It is illegal to conduct acupuncture, tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi permanent skin colouring or electrolysis unless the registration has been formally approved.

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You can now apply and pay online, please use the following link:

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What is the process?

Once an application has been made and the fee paid, an inspector will undertake an inspection of the premises to ensure the applicant's procedures and premises are suitable.

The inspector will also check compliance with the relevant bye-law requirements as well as ensuring that general health and safety requirements are being met. The inspector will be pleased to offer advice as to how these obligations can be met.

How long does the process take?

There is a 28 day consultation period.

The outcome of your application will be determined within 14 days following the end of consultation.

How long is the registration valid?

A registration remains in place until such time that the named person leaves the premises or the business itself is moved to a different address.

What if I want to transfer the registration or change the registered address?

If you are currently registered with the Local Authority and require changes to your existing registration, you can complete and return the attached registration form to the address above.

You will be notified by the Local Authority if a fee is required in order to make the changes specified on the registration form.

How much does it cost?

Registration - £231.00

Transfer or additional person - £62.00

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Last updated: 18 May 2022 09:23:11