Tattooing is the insertion into the skin of any colouring material designed to leave a permanent mark.
To offer skin-piercing treatments - including tattooing, acupuncture, ear and body piercing - both the person performing the treatment and the premises must be registered with West Lindsey District Council.
We aim to notify all applicants that their application has been received within 3 working days - online applicants will be notified by email.
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
Application Evaluation Process
An inspection of the premises will be carried out prior to a registration being granted.
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
No. It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within 28 days, please contact us using the contact details below.
How to Apply
Complete the application form which can be downloaded from the ‘Downloads’ tab and return to the address as shown below.
You will be contacted on receipt of your application and an arrangement made to visit any premises where necessary.
Download an Application Form
If you would prefer to download an application form, please download from the ‘Downloads’ tab and return to us using the contact details below.
Failed Application Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details in the ‘Contacts’ tab.
Licence Holder Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.
Fees can be found on our Business Licence Fees page.
Licensing registers are available to view, by prior arrangement at the council offices.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).
If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall, Marshall's Yard