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Tattoo, piercing and electrolysis licence

If you offer tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis or acupuncture you must be registered with your local council.

Once registered you will be issued with a certificate of registration. If you work from premises, they must also be registered.

The purpose of registration is to ensure that basic health and safety and infection control standards are maintained in any premises where these activities are carried out.

Registration requires a fee to be paid.

Summary of regulations

The regulations applicable to this registration are the Local Government (Misc Provisions) Act 1982 and relevant local by-laws.

Registered tattoo studios

View a list of registered tattoo studios by council area:

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