Tattooists, piercing and electrolysis

Anybody carrying on the practice of acupuncture or the business of tattooing, ear piercing or electrolysis in Scarborough Borough must register both the persons and premises involved.

How do I register my business?

Limited companies and partnerships

In the case of a Limited Company, the full name of the company and the address of its registered office must be entered on the registration form. In the case of a partnership, the full names and addresses of all the partners must be entered on the registration form.
 

Changes in ownership?

Where a business changes hands, any new proprietor must register the premises in his or her name.

Prices - 2016/2017

Skin piercing  
Skin piercing - combined premises and 1st practitioner registration
£374
Skin Piercing - each additional practitioner registration
£66
Skin piercing - amendment to existing registration (premises or practitioner)
£26
Ear piercing  
Ear piercing only - combined premises and 1st practitioner
£102
Ear piercing only - each additional practitioner
£46
Ear piercing - amendment to existing registration (premises or practitioner
£26
Tattooing  
Tattooing - combined premises and 1st practitioner registration
£374
Tattooing - each additional practitioner registration
£66
Tattooing - amendment to existing registration (premises or practitioner)
£26
Events
 
Tattooing or skin piercing events/conventions
£700

What do I do once I have registered?

An Inspector from the Food and Occupational Safety Team will visit and assess the suitability of the premises before registration is approved. You must then display a copy of the registration certificate on the premises.

How do I apply to register?

The application, accompanied by the fee for registration, should be made to the Food and Occupational Safety Team.