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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.

You can apply for a licence at GOV UK. Both the person performing the treatment and the premises must be registered.

Contact us

Email the Licensing Team if you have a complaint about a skin-piercing business or if you require more information.