Wealden District Council
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Skin Piercing

To offer Skin Piercing treatments in the Wealden area you must hold both a personal and premises registration. Skin piercing includes all the following;

Piercing of any part of the body, tattooing, electrolysis, acupuncture, semi permanent skin colouring – microblading.

Byelaws

To protect public health Wealden District Council adopted byelaws for all types of skin piercing;

Application Process and Fees

A fee of £265 is payable for the registration of a skin piercing premises.

A reduction of 50% (£132.50) is charged for a transfer (taking over an existing registered skin piercing premises).

A fee of £95 is payable for a personal registration to pierce skin.

A reduction of 50% (£47.50) is available where the person can provide a certificate of registration with another local authority.

For new applications only, applicants may pay 5% less when making an application. If you do, you would then be invoiced for this amount plus £20 for the additional administration cost, when the registration has been issued. Online payments can be made at here.

Tacit Consent

Tacit Consent does not apply to Skin Piercing registrations.

It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted.

If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes Service or use the contact details below.

How to Apply

If applying for a Personal Registration for Skin Piercing please make sure you also submit a digital passport sized photograph along with your application, this can be uploaded on our online form or emailed with your application to foodhs@rother.gov.uk.

Apply online for a personal skin piercing registration

Apply Online for a premises skin piercing  registration

To apply offline for a Premises Skin Piercing licence download and complete our Application Form for a Application for a Personal Skin Piercing registration, make a payment online and submit to foodhs@rother.gov.uk.

To apply offline for a Personal Registration for Skin Piercing download and complete our Application Form for a Application for a Premises Skin Piercing Registration, make a payment online and submit to foodhs@rother.gov.uk.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you – preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked Gov.uk can offer advice on Consumer Protection Rights.

Trade Associations

You may find the following organisations useful: