If you run, or intend to run a business providing acupuncture, tattooing, piercing or electrolysis in South Norfolk, you must register with us. All practicing staff within your business will also need to be registered.
Once we have received your registration form, an officer will visit your business to ensure your practices and processes are suitable and you are undertaking your activity in a safe manner in a clean environment. To meet the registration standards, you will need to comply with the requirements of our skin piercing byelaws.
In addition to registering your business and members of staff, you will also need to ensure your premises has the correct planning permissions or usage class to operate. You can also check whether you will be required to pay business rates.
Please complete the skin piercing registration form and return it by email or post to the Food and Safety Team, South Norfolk Council, South Norfolk House, Cygnet Court, Long Stratton, Norwich NR15 2XE.
The registration form covers the registration of both the premises and the person. If further skin piercing practitioners are used at your business in future, they will also need to be registered.
There is a fee of £67.00, which is to be made at the time of registration. Multiple registrations made at the same time will only be charged one fee. Any registration forms sent individually, or any subsequent registrations, will require an additional fee to be paid.
The fee is a one-off payment rather than an annual fee.
The registration fee can be paid by debit or credit card by calling 01508 533740 or by cheque made payable to South Norfolk Council.
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has produced a tattooing and body piercing guidance toolkit to help you achieve acceptable standards in your business.
The British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) seeks to enhance the education and training of suitably qualified practitioners and to promote high standards of working practices in acupuncture.