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Skin piercing licence

Licence summary

To offer skin-piercing treatments - including tattooing, acupuncture, ear and body piercing - both the person performing the treatment and the premises must be registered with the local authority. In some areas you may need a licence from the local authority.

Also see Registration for Cosmetic Piercing, Tattooing and Electrolysis

Eligibility Criteria

Applications must include any information required by the local authority.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation

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 authority 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.

Target Completion Period 28 calendar days.
Fees

See Licence Application Fees.

Apply online

Application for a licence to carry out acupuncture, tattooing, piercing and/or electrolysis

Tell us about a change to your existing authorisation to carry out acupuncture, tattooing, piercing and/or electrolysis

Contact

Public Protection Services, Ruthin Road, Wrexham LL13 7TU

Phone: 01978 813786
Email: public_protection_service@wrexham.gov.uk

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Wrexham Council in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Wrexham Council in the first instance.

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). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations

British Association of Skin Camouflage

British Institute and Association of Electrolysis

Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists