This page relates to licences for:

  • Acupuncture
  • Tattooing
  • Semi-permanent skin colouring
  • Cosmetic piercing
  • Electrolysis

Before continuing please read:

Fees: All licence fees and registration charges

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You must register both yourself and your premises and pay the one-off fee for each. If approved you will receive a certificate of registration which must be displayed on the premises you are practicing at.

Apply online for Person registration - skin piercing, acupuncture, electrolysis etc 

Apply online for Premises registration - skin piercing, acupuncture, electrolysis etc 


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.

More information: ‘Tacit consent’ means you can act as if your application has been granted if you do not receive your licence/permit within a certain time after we confirm we have received your application.

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Last updated: 21 August 2023