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How to register if you provide skin piercing treatments:

If you provide any of the treatments mentioned below you must register with your Local Council.  This is to ensure that you meet the relevant health & safety standards and avoid the risk of infection.

Tattooing

Cosmetic Piercing & ears

Acupuncture (not in a medical setting)

Microblading

Semi-permanent make-up (eye brows, lips etc)

Electrolysis

Botox/fillers

The current registration fee is £148.55 and involves an inspection of your premises and paperwork.  You will be required to have a clinical waste contract, insurance certificate and qualification details (where applicable).  A personal registration is required by others working in your business providing skin piercing treatments.  The fee for personal registration is £48.90.

To apply for a premises or personal registration please complete this online form.

On receipt of your completed application form we will contact you to arrange a suitable date/time to inspect your business.

It is illegal to conduct skin piercing procedures unless registration has been formally approved.

Payment is due after inspection. 

The links below provides useful guidance and will help you to prepare for your inspection:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-supports-new-tattooing-and-body-piercing-guidance

tattooing-and-body-piercing-guidance-toolkit-july-2013.pdf (cieh.org)

Advice and Safe Practice for Micropigmentation (rochford.gov.uk)

Please email any enquiries to Envhealth@burnley.gov.uk