Acupuncture, Tattooing, Semi-permanent Skin Colouring, Cosmetic Piercing and Electrolysis

If you wish to offer skin-piercing treatments - including tattooing, semi permanent skin colouring, acupuncture, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis, you will need to register the premises and individual practitioners with Mid Sussex District Council.

Please read a copy of the current bye laws before proceeding.

Licence Fees and Registration Charges

A copy of a current health and safety risk assessment for the practice of the skin piercing treatment/s for which you are applying should be completed Risk Assessment Guidance.

This can be emailed to or posted to the Health and Safety Team, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS.

How do I apply?

Apply Online

Paper Application

If you do not have a credit/debit card, please print out the correct form below and post to the Health and Safety Team, enclosing a cheque for payment (made payable to Mid Sussex District Council).

You should hear from us within 28 days, if you do not please contact or phone 01444 477433

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to operate your skin piercing treatment business even if you have not heard from Mid Sussex District Council about your inspection.