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Acupuncture, Tattooing, Cosmetic Piercing and Electrolysis Registration

Join the tattoo hygiene rating scheme

If you provide tattooing or semi-permanent skin colouring,  you can join the tattoo hygiene rating scheme which aims to improve standards for tattooists and semi-permanent makeup artists.

Joining the scheme

To join the tattoo hygiene rating scheme, you’ll need to email You’ll need to include:

  • your full name
  • the name of your premises

After you’ve joined

Once you’ve emailed us, you’ll receive a visit from an officer. They’ll assess the premises and provide you with a rating between and 1 and 4 together with a sticker to display at the premises.

You’ll also receive annual inspections.

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