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Tattooing safety

Tattoo registration scheme

We operate a registration scheme for both the tattoo artists and their premises, both of which have to be registered with the council. This is a requirement under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. Anyone found to be running an unregistered tattooing business could have their equipment seized and face a fine of up to £1000.

If you would like more information on registering as a tattooing business and the byelaws, please see our Licensing page.

If you would like to open a tattoo studio, you are advised that planning permission may be required. For further information, please email our planning department or call on 01744 676219.

Failure to obtain planning permission may result in formal action being taken.