Special treatments - Acupuncture, tattooist, piercing and electrolysis

Skin Piercing Registration is issued under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 and amendments, provided premises comply with the relevant by-laws.

Under the above Act any person or business carrying out a process which pierces the skin  i.e. ear piercing, electrolysis, tattooing, acupuncture, Semi Permanent Skin Colouring and Cosmetic Piercing as well as the premises in which they carry out the activity, are required to be registered with the Council.

All applications for skin piercing registration need to be made in writing by submitting the application form along with the relevant fee to:

Environmental Health, Borough of Broxbourne,  Bishops' College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, EN8 9XE

A list of fees and charges is available. Please note all application fees are non-refundable. An information document is available from the right of the page detailing relevant health and safety information.