Tattooing, Acupuncture, Electrolysis & Cosmetic Piercing

If you offer tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, acupuncture or electrolysis; you and the premises you work from must be registered with the Council.

Once registered, you will be issued with a certificate of registration.

Who Can Apply?

You must provide specific information including details of your premises and any previous convictions for practicing without a registration.

What legislation governs this application?

Piercing, Electrolysis and Acupuncture Byelaws
Tattooing Byelaws

Do I have to pay an application fee?

Yes. The fee is currently £159.12

How long will it take to process my application and will implied consent apply?

Your application will take up to 28 days to process. Implied consent will not apply. It is in the public interest that the Council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local Council within 28 days please contact us.

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Can I appeal if my application is unsuccessful?

There is no appeal process as your registration shall be granted unless you have been prohibited from being so registered by an Order of the Court. In the event that a registration is refused for this reason please contact the Environmental Health Section for further information.

To report a non-compliance with the law or for advice and guidance on complying, please report it to us.

Contact Information

Commercial Team
Telephone Number: 01495 357813
Address:  Public Protection – Environmental Health, The General Offices, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6DN
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