Skin Piercing, Electrolysis, Tattooing and Acupuncture Licenses


You must register with us if you carry out any of the above mentioned skin piercing activities at your premises.

You only have to register once and will not have to pay any annual renewal or fees.

The registration is:

  • issued to whoever fills in the application, and
  • is only valid at the premises that is stated in the application

For more information about the legislation that covers this subject please visit The National Archives website.


To apply for a new Licence for Skin Piercing, Electrolysis, Tattooing or Acupuncture you must use our online form.

In order for you to be able to apply online you will need to create a MySouthend account. Our new online process makes applying for licences quicker and easier. As part of the ongoing modernisation of our licensing service, you can now create an online account. This means that you can apply for or renew, vary or transfer an existing licence and track its progress during the application process.

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