Skin piercing licence

About skin piercing

There are a number of activities that involve the use of needles to pierce the skin. The law states that these activities must be conducted in a manner that is safe and hygienic. We are responsible for registering such businesses, and inspecting them to ensure that they pose no risk to the public.

The Local Government (miscellaneous provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII requires the following types of skin piercing to be registered with the Council:

  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • ear/body-piercing
  • electrolysis
  • semi-permanent make up 
  • micro-blading 
  • micro-pigmentation 
  • micro-needling
  • any other invasive treatment that involves piercing of the skin 

Environmental health

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (excluding bank holidays)

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 08085 834333

PO Box 15
Council House
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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