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
  • have a complaint about a skin-piercing business
  • require more information