Register your tattooing or body treatment business

Acupuncture, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis, semi-permanent skin colouring and tattooing. These five skin piercing activities require registration with South Kesteven District Council and persons registered must comply with the relevant byelaws.

Certificates of registration are normally issued within 28 working days. These must be displayed prominently with the bye-laws at the relevant premises. Please click on the button below to register your business.  

Register your business (GOV.UK)

Should you not satisfy the conditions, the officer will confirm in writing the work that is required. When you believe the work has been completed you should contact this office for a re-assessment. YOU MUST NOT START piercing until all conditions are met and agreed by the officer.

Operating at other studios

If you are operating in more than one premise within South Kesteven, each premise must be registered for the activity you are undertaking. However, there will only be one fee for each person and each activity they are doing.

Whilst registration allows you to operate at any other premises registered in South Kesteven you must contact other authorities if you intend to operate within other districts.

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