Isle of Wight Council

Licensing - Other

Piercing & Tattooing

Acupuncture, Tattooing, Skin Piercing and Electrolysis

The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII requires any person practicing acupuncture, tattooing, skin piercing or electrolysis as well as premises used for any of these practices to be registered with the Council.

Following application to register, an inspection of the premises will be carried out.  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 legislation.

Apply to Register

Applications can be made online, please view the Licensing do it online tasks  and select the task you need.


registration fee (PDF, 97KB, 1 page) must be paid at the time of submitting the application.

For further clarification contact the Licensing Department by phone or email using the details in the 'Contact' tab above.