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Tattooists, piercing and electrolysis

Apply for a tattooists, piercing and electrolysis licence

If you offer tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, or electrolysis in North Tyneside, you must be registered with us.

Apply for a licence to carry out acupuncture,
tattooing, piercing and/or electrolysis

If you work from premises, they must also be registered. Once registered, you will be issued with a certificate of registration.

Changes to your existing registration


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.

Contact Environmental health

Contact us

Environmental Health
Public Protection
North Tyneside Council
The Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

Telephone: (0191) 643 6100
Email: Environmental health