This page relates to licences for:

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

Before continuing please read:

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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.

Registering premises (one off fee for life of the licence - £172

Registering operator (one off fee) - £128

Reissue existing registration - £24

Acupuncture, Tattooing, Ear Piercing and Electrolysis

Apply online for Person registration

Apply online for Premises registration

Apply online to amend registration of a person or premises


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: 10 April 2024