Skin Piercing

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Any individual wishing to carry out the activity of acupuncture, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis, semi-permanent skin colouring or tattooing within the district needs to be registered. Multiple registrations will need to be held if carrying out the activity in different local authorities. Likewise, any premises in the district where any of the above activities are being carried out needs to be registered and inspected by an officer.

Skin piercing activities cannot be carried out until registered and failure to comply with this is an offence


Please read the guidance notes in the downloads section, then complete the application form and return to us with the current business licence fee.

  • If applying to register an individual please complete pages 1 & 2
  • If applying to register a premises please complete pages 1, 3 & 4 and provide the requested documents

We aim to process applications within 28 days and certificates of registration should then be displayed prominently at the relevant premises when received.


Licensing registers are available to view using the link below.

Public Register


West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall, Marshall's Yard
DN21 2NA