Acupuncture, skin piercing and tattooing

If you carry out acupuncture, piercings, electrolysis, tattooing or semi-permanent make up you need to apply to the council to be registered for body treatments.

Registration is required to ensure that operators meet the relevant cleanliness, hygiene and health and safety standards in order to lessen the risk of infection.

Both the premises where the treatments take place, as well as all persons providing the treatments, need to be licensed.

Apply for a body treatment registration

Download and complete the application form [PDF 94KB] and return with the correct fee depending on whether you are applying for a personal registration, premises registration, or both.

The premises will need to be successfully inspected before the registration is issued.




Licensing service

Municipal buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1NF
Telephone 01253 478570

The Licensing Service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the Licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Wednesdays 10.00am - 13.00pm.