Invasive treatments

Under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, you will need to be registered if your business involves invasive treatments. Invasive treatments are any treatment that pierce the skin. For example, tattooing, acupuncture, piercings, microblading and electrolysis. The premises will need to be registered for the invasive treatments conducted within it and each individual will also need to be registered for the invasive treatments that they wish to carry out.

How to register

You can register online via the buttons below.


Please be careful to pay the correct fee as over payments will be refunded minus the admin fee of £33.

Registration fees  
New/Vary - Premises £83
New - Individual £83
Replace lost/stolen registration £21

What will happen next?

Following the submission of your form, an Environmental Health Officer will arrange a visit to check that health and safety guidelines are met and discuss how you can abide by the local byelaws (available to download below).

Further guidance


Please download the free Tattooing Toolkit. It provides useful information on how to run a safe tattoo parlour and templates for leaflets that can be given to clients on a wide range of related issues. 

All premises and practitioners must be registered with the Council and you will then be visited by a member of Environmental Health to carry out an inspection and discuss how you can abide by the local byelaws.


A leaflet (which is available to download below) has been produced which gives consumers and businesses some basic guidance on good standards in microblading studios.

Last updated 1 April 2024
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