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​​​​​Acupuncture, Tattooists, Piercing and Electrolysis & Semi-permanent Skin Colouring

Licence Summary
Tattooing is the insertion into the skin of any colouring material designed to leave a permanent mark.
To offer skin-piercing treatments - including tattooing, acupuncture, ear and body piercing - both the person performing the treatment and the premises must be registered with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

Application Process
We aim to notify all applicants that their application has been received within 3 working days - online applicants will be notified by email.
You must provide specific information including details of your premises and any previous convictions for practising without a licence in this field.

To apply for a licence a fee of £155.00 is payable.

Regulation Summary
​Byelaws as to tattooing (available on request)

Application Evaluation Process
We will consult with our Health & Safety Team and an inspection of the premises will be carried out.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?
No. It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within 28 days, please contact us using the contact details below.

How to Apply
We aim to acknowledge your application within three working days. If you have applied online we will acknowledge your application via email.
You have the option of applying online or by downloading an application form.

Online Application

Download an Application Form
If you would prefer to download an application form, please download the document below and return to us using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
Failed Application Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.

Licence Holder Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.
If a registration is suspended or cancelled the registration holder may appeal to the County Court.

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, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Licensing registers are available to view, by prior arrangement, at the Council Offices. Visit the Licensing Public Registers for more information.

Contact Details
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Neighbourhoods and Customer Services
Licensing & Parking
Redcar & Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
TS10 1RT Tel: 01642 774774


Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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