Tattoos, cosmetic piercing, acupuncture, semi-permanent skin colouring and electrolysis
Anyone wishing to carry out acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring and ear or body piercing must be registered.
The purpose of registration is to ensure that basic health and safety standards are maintained in any premises where these activities are carried out. These activities are controlled by the Local Government Act 2003.
Electrolysis is also regulated by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
Registration will usually require a fee to be paid.
List of registered Tattoo studios in the local authorities area:
From 1 September 2016
Purbeck District Council are offering a health and safety in hair and beauty course, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Level 2 award.
Tattoos and body piercing in Christchurch and East Dorset
Find out if you need to register for a licence for skin piercing and how to apply.
Tattoos, Acupuncture, Body Piercing and Electrolysis in North Dorset
Information about registering in North Dorset.
Tattoos, Cosmetic Piercing, Acupuncture, Semipermanent Skin Colouring and Electrolysis in Purbeck
Information about registering in Purbeck.
Tattoos, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis, acupuncture, and semi-permanent skin colouring in West Dorset
Information about registering your tattooing, acupuncture, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, or electrolysis business in West Dorset.
Tattoos, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis, acupuncture and semi-permanent skin colouring in Weymouth and Portland
Information about registering your tattooing, acupuncture, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, or electrolysis business in Weymouth and Portland