Skin Piercing


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To offer skin-piercing treatments - including tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, acupuncture, ear and cosmetic piercing - both the person performing the treatment and the premises must be registered.

Eligibility Criteria

You must provide specific information including details of your premises and any previous convictions for practicing without a licence in this field.


Premises registration - £185

Operator registration - £70

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local district council within a reasonable period, please contact it. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Apply online

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your South Bucks District Council in the first instance.

Licensing Team
King George V House
King George V Road


If a registration is suspended or cancelled the registration holder may appeal to the county court.

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).

Other Redress

Complaints procedure

Trade Associations

See offsite links below