Acupuncture, Tattooists, Cosmetic Piercing and Electrolysis Registration

Information and advise on how to register to practice acupuncture, tattooing, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis in South Somerset.

Licence summary

The practice of tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi permanent skin colouring, electrolysis and the business of acupuncture. The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 requires that all persons that are carrying out skin piercing be registered with the local authority. 

If you work from premises, they must also be registered.

The application fee for each application form is £120.00

Once registered, you will be issued with a certificate of registration. 


Eligibility criteria

You must provide specific information including details of your premises and any previous convictions.

Once a premises has been registered, it is a legal requirement for the business to inform us of any changes in its practising staff and location.

 

Regulation summary

Summary of eligibility criteria for this licence.

Acupuncture- Byelaws

Cosmetic piercing- Byelaws
Electrolysis- Byelaws
Tattooing- Byelaws 
Semi permanent skin colouring- Byelaws

Application evaluation process

There is a fee payable to South Somerset District Council.  If the application fails the enforcement element of £20 , will be refunded.

No provision in legislation.

 

Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. 

Please allow a minimum of 30 days for your application to be processed.

 

How to apply

You can apply by completing the following application forms:

Please advise in writing any changes to your details contained within the registration. Should the business move premises, a new registration will be required.

 

Failed application redress

In the first instance please contact:

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact Licensing online.

 

Licence holder redress

In the first instance please contact:

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact Licensing online.

The local magistrates court have the power to suspend or cancel a registration if the registration holder is convicted of an offence by contravention of the relevant byelaw.

The Magistrates Court
Petters Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1SW

Telephone: 01935 426281

 

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other redress

Please follow our complaints procedure.

 

Trade associations

The British Acupuncture Council
 

Public Register

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