Tattoo and Skin Piercing

Our Health and Safety Inspectors are responsible for enforcing health and safety at our skin piercing establishments.

Skin piercing includes:

  • tattooing
  • ear and body piercing
  • acupuncture
  • electrolysis
  • semi-permanent makeup

To carry out any of the above you must have a licence:

Tattoo and skin piercing licences »


The premises and practices will be inspected in accordance with:

For more information on health and safety at tattooists and semi-permanent makeup practitioners please contact the Public Protection Team at


Public Protection Contact