Cosmetic Skin Piercing and Semi-Permanent Skin Colouring
If you carry on the practice of acupuncture or the business of tattooing, cosmetic piercing, electrolysis or semi-permanent skin colouring in Northern Ireland, you and the premises at which you operate must be registered with the District Council.
Once registered, you will be issued with a Certificate of Registration.
A fee of £25.00 is charged for registration.
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 - Article 14
Applicants should be aware that it is an offence to carry on the businesses mentioned above unless they are registered with the Council. Should you be found guilty of such an offence you may be fined up to £1,000.00.
Your premises will be inspected following receipt of your application to ensure compliance with the appropriate Bye-Laws. Any breach of the appropriate Bye-Laws may result in a fine of up to £1,000.00 or the suspension or cancellation of the registration.
Will Tacit Consent Apply
No. The details will be placed on a Register and a Registration Certificate will be issued within 2 months of receipt of application.
Click on the links below to apply online for a licence, change a licence or download application forms and information.
1. Apply to register your premises for Cosmetic Piercing or Semi-Permanent Skin Colouring
2. Tell us about a change to your existing registration
3. Select this link to download Cosmetic Piercing or Semi-Permanent Skin Colouring Application Form
4. Select this link to download Cosmetic Piercing Bye-Laws 2006
5. Select this link to download Cosmetic Piercing Notes
6. Select this link to download Semi-Permanent Skin colouring Bye-Laws 2006
7. Select this link to download Semi-Permanent Skin colouring Notes
What can I do if my registration is suspended or cancelled
If a registration is suspended or cancelled the registration holder may appeal to the County Court.
In the event of a complaint the first contact can be made with the District Council. Alternatively, in the UK, Citizens advice bureau will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Any complaints about how a premises is operated should be made directly to the Environmental Health Department.
A register of registered premises can be provided on request.
Under the Data Protection Act, Fermanagh District Council has a legal duty to protect any information we collect about you. It will not be disclosed to any third party unless law or regulation compel such disclosure or unless we have been specifically asked to do so in order to deliver a service which you have requested.
If you need to contact us in relation to an application, to request a copy of the public register, or for any other reason please:
Use our website: www.fermanagh.gov.uk/contactus/ and choose destination Environmental Health
T: 028 6632 1805 / 028 6632 5050
Fermanagh District Council
2 Townhall Street