Find out how to get a licence to carry out procedures which pierce the skin such as acupuncture, ear piercing, electrolysis and tattooing.

You need to be registered with us if you carry out acupuncture, ear piercing, electrolysis and tattooing.

Registration is required for both the person carrying out the treatment and the premises used.  You will need to re-apply if you move premises. 

Applications

Please complete the application form in the downloads section on the right hand side.

Changes

If you need to make any amendments to an existing licence please email licensing@swdevon.gov.uk.

If there is any change in your business name, the persons registered to give treatments, or the range of treatments provided, you will need to make a new application.

Fees

For fees please see the Licensing Fees page