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Skin Piercing: Acupuncture, tattooing, ear-piercing, electrolysis, semi-permanent skin colouring

If you want to set up a carry out skin piercing in the New Forest District, you must first ensure that you register both yourself and your premises with New Forest District Council. Skin piercing includes:

  • cosmetic piercing (including ear piercing)
  • tattooing
  • semi-permanent skin colouring (such as semi-permanent makeup or microblading)
  • electrolysis
  • acupuncture

You must provide details about yourself, and your premises, as well as paying a one-off registration fee (payable either by cheque, or by card over the telephone).

 

Application

For a new premises you will need to register the premises and the person separately. If the premises is already in operation, and you are a new member of staff, you will need to apply for personal registration only.

Once an application has been made and a fee has been paid we will inspect the premises. If we consider that the applicant's procedures and the premises to be suitable, then registration will be approved.
 

Inspection

You must ensure that the procedures, equipment and facilities used are safe and hygienic, and that measures are in place to prevent the spread of disease. These standards are set out in local byelaws (see below). A premises must also be compliant with health and safety law.

 

Hairdressers

If you have traded in other parts of the UK, particularly larger cities, you may have found that registration to operate as a hairdresser was necessary. In the New Forest District, hairdressers do not require any specific registration or license in order to operate. However, as is the case with all businesses, you are subject to regulation under The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.  Find more information about hairdresser health and safety by following the link.

Updated: 4 Apr 2018
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