Tattooing, piercing and electrolysis

Anyone carrying out the following skin-piercing activities must be registered with Crawley Borough Council:

  • Tattooing
  • Ear piercing
  • Cosmetic piercing
  • Electrolysis
  • Semi-permanent skin colouring
  • Acupuncture

The aim of registering skin-piercing activities is to protect members of the public from the transmission of blood-borne viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C and other infections.

Both the person performing the treatment and the premises must be registered.

Contact us

Email the Licensing Team if:

  • You would like to apply for either a personal or premises licence
  • You have a complaint about a skin-piercing business
  • You require more information