Registration of Acupuncture, Ear Piercing, Electrolysis, Tattooing, Semi-Permanent Skin…

Registration of Acupuncture, Ear Piercing, Electrolysis, Tattooing, Semi-Permanent Skin Colouring

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Registration of Acupuncture, Ear Piercing, Electrolysis, Tattooing, Semi-Permanent Skin Colouring

The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 requires the practice of Acupuncture, Electrolysis, Ear Piercing, and Tattooing to be registered with the Local Authority.

The Local Government Act 2003 has also given powers to local authorities to register operators who carry out Cosmetic Skin Piercing (including ear-piercing) or Semi-Permanent Skin Colouring.

There are no powers to refuse registration, but the practice is controlled through the compliance of bylaws.

The Act requires registration to cover both the person carrying out the practice and the premises used for that purpose.

The applicant must ensure that procedures, equipment and facilities used are safe, hygienic, prevent the spread of disease and comply fully with the general duty of care required by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

It is illegal to conduct acupuncture, electrolysis , cosmetic piercing, tattooing, or semi-permanent colouring unless registration has been formally approved.

Once an application has been made and the fee paid, an inspector will inspect the premises. If the inspector considers the applicant's procedures and the premises to be suitable, then registration will be approved.

Fees payable: