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Ear/Skin Piercing
Tattooing/Skin Colouring

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. 

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.

Applications for a licence can be obtained online or by contacting the Licensing Office. Forms must be completed and posted back to the Licensing Office, Tame Street Depot, Tame Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1ST with the appropriate fee.


Skin Colouring,Skin Piercing, Electrolysis and Acupuncture Byelaws

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