Tattooists, piercing and electrolysis

Apply for a tattooists, piercing and electrolysis licence

To carry out the activity of tattooing (Semi permanent makeup, microblading, scalp micropigmentation) , body piercing, electrolysis or acupuncture (Dry Needling) in North Tyneside there is a requirement to register the person and the premise.

In North Tyneside to carry out a skin piercing activity as detailed above you must have a persons registration and trade from a registered premise 

To Apply please submit the applications forms to Environmental Health 


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To Assess Compliance the following Byelaws are used for the appropriate activity 

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  • Premise Registration fee  - £152.
  • Person Registration fee - £101.


You must provide specific information including details of your premises and any previous convictions for practicing without registration in this field. A fee will be charged.




Underage tattooing

It is against the law for anyone under the age of 18 to be tattooed.

Tattoo artists who are found guilty of tattooing anyone under the age of 18 can be fined up to £1000.

Underage tattooing must be reported to the police by calling 101 and press option 1.

Contact Environmental health