Skin piercing registration

What it is 

Skin Piercing Businesses (for example, acupuncture, ear-piercing, body piercing, electrolysis and tattooing) are required to be registered with us. The registration applies to an individual to operate within the South Cambridgeshire District Council area and lasts for as long as they operate within the district.

All premises must be inspected by an authorised officer prior to the grant of any registration.

Keeping workings and clients safe during COVID-19 in close contact services [PDF, 2MB]

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19 [PDF, 0.5MB]


There is a one-off registration fee of £125.00.

Application forms

Register online to carry out acupuncture, tattooing, piercing and/or electrolysis

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