Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Acupuncture, piercing and tattoos

If you offer acupuncture, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis, semi-permanent skin colouring or tattooing in this District you must be registered with us.

Both the premises where the cosmetic piercing takes place and individual operators must be registered and once registered a certificate of registration will be issued.

How much does it cost to apply?

The following registration fees are one-off payments

2017/18 fees:

Registration of premises:                    £125.00


Registration of person:

     Tattooing                                           £70.00

     Semi-permanent skin colouring        £70.00

     Acupuncture                                     £70.00

     Cosmetic piercing                             £70.00

     Electrolysis                                       £70.00


Variation:                                               £50.00



New tattoo studio with one person = £125.00 + £70.00 = £195.00

New tattoo studio with one person who will also do ear piercing = £125.00 +  £70.00 + £70.00 = £265.00

New Acupuncture premises plus two people = £125.00 + £70.00 + £70.00 = £265.00


How do I apply?

Complete the forms below and return to Environmental Health with the appropriate fee,

Premises registration Form [94kb]

Person registration form [94kb]



Miscellaneous provisions act



Bylaws - personal treatments [115kb]