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 £250 is payable for the registration of a skin piercing premises. A reduction of 50% (£125) is charged for a transfer of a skin piercing premises registration.  

A fee of £90 is payable for a personal registration to pierce skin. A reduction of 50% (£45) 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 licences.

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

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

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

Skin Piercing registration is covered by the European Services Directive, you may apply using the gov.uk website.

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 (external link).

Trade Associations

You may find the following organisations useful: