Skin piercing registration
Semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic body piercing, massage and special treatments
These are premises which provide a wide variety of treatments, the main ones being body piercing, sauna, massage and sun beds. The council does not currently licence these types of premises.
What standards apply?
The purpose of registering skin-piercing activities is to protect members of the public from the transmission of blood borne viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and other infections and to ensure that basic health and safety standards are maintained in all premises where the above services are provided.
The council has approved byelaws that set out the standards for the hygienic operation of skin piercing premises. Under these byelaws the applicant must ensure that the procedures, equipment, and facilities used are safe, hygienic, prevent the spread of disease and comply fully with the general duty of care required by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
If you wish to provide one of these services, you will need to apply for registration. Please follow the relevant links below:
- Apply for a licence to carry out acupuncture, tattooing, piercing and/or electrolysis
- Apply to change acupuncture, tattooing, piercing and/or electrolysis licence
Alternatively you can request an application form by emailing email@example.com or writing to Licensing Team, P.O. Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, DE14 9JG.
Once an application has been made and the relevant fee has been received, an officer will undertake an inspection of the premises. If the officer considers the applicant's procedures and premises to be suitable, then registration will be approved.
The officer will also check compliance in line with the byelaws as well as ensuring that general health safety requirements are being met. The officer will offer advice if you are unsure on how to meet these requirements.
Fees and charges
There is a one-off registration fee which covers the cost of administration and an inspection of your premises which will be carried out by one of the commercial team's Officers. The current fees are as follows:
|Type of activity||Fee|
We normally process applications without delay but please allow 28 days from the submission of your application for administration, inspection and receipt of your Registration Certificate.
Once you have applied for registration you must wait until your application has been processed and approved. It is an offence to conduct Acupuncture, Tattooing, Ear Piercing and Electrolysis unless the registration has been formally approved.
How long does a registration last?
The registration of premises will continue to remain in force provided that there is no transfer of the ownership of the business; should this occur then the new owner would need to apply for registration.
Failed application and licence holder redress/right of appeal
Please contact the Council's Environmental Health & Licensing Department in the first instance. If a registration is suspended or cancelled the registration holder may appeal to the county court.
If you wish to make a complaint of any kind about a skin piercing operator or skin piercing premises within East Staffordshire please contact us.
If you are not happy with the service the Council has provided with regard to your application, please contact Environmental Health in the first instance, and we will try to resolve any concerns you may have.
If your complaint is still not resolved, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Tattooists currently registered with ESBC
|Andy’s Tattoos||109 Derby Street, Burton upon Trent||01283 568586||Andys Tattoos Burton|
|Black Pearl Tattoo Studio||156 Waterloo Street, Burton Upon Trent, DE14 2NB||7792640095||Black Pearl Studio Burton||@BlackPearlBOT|
|First Pass Custom Tattoo||Unit 1, 10a Webb Corbett House, Burton Street, Tutbury, DE13 9DH||01283 520183||First Pass Custom Tattoo||http://www.firstpasscustomtattoo.co.uk/|
|Gardner Ink||27 Market Place, Uttoxeter, ST14 8HL||07860 638928||Gardner INK Tattoo Studio and Barber Shop||@jontat2|
|Leeford Brandon||176 Station Street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1BN||01283 565673|
|Outsider Art||53 New Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffs, DE15 3QY||01283 566004||Outsider Art Burton||@OutsiderArtTat2|
If you are unsure about body piercing, or would like further advice you can speak to an officer from the Council.
East Staffordshire Borough Council
Burton upon Trent
Telephone: 01283 508578