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Acupuncture and cosmetic treatments registration - workplace health and safety

Businesses and practitioners who provide acupuncture treatment, tattooing, semi permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis are required by Section 14(7) and Section 15(7) of the local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, viewable from the Downloads section, to register with us if they wish to operate in the borough.

To register as a new business or practitioner, please download the icon Piercing, Tattooing, Acupuncture, Electrolysis and Skin Colouring application for registration form [25.91KB] fill it in and send it to: Health and Community Care, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, along with the appropriate fee.


  • To licence a premises and/or one practitioner - £148.00
  • For an additional practitioner at a registered premises inspected in the last 12 months - £25.00
  • For an additional practitioner at the time of an inspection - £14.00

A icon List of Licensed Piercing businesses [118.47KB] is also available.

Hard copies of these documents are available from the Environmental Health and Licensing Service's Millmead office.