Skin piercing licence

If you carry out any form of skin piercing as a business, you need to register with us. Any premises where a type of skin piercing takes place and every person who carries out skin piercing must register.

This excludes anyone who is, or is supervised by, a registered medical practitioner or dentist.
There are five types of skin piercing:

You can download a skin piercing personal registration form and/or a skin piercing premises registration form, depending on your requirements.  When you have completed the appropriate application(s), please send it to us with the correct fee.  The cost to register either a person or a premises is £45 each.

You can find out how the Council constructs its fees in the document Guidance on fee construction.

If you wish to pay by cheque, please make it payable to Taunton Deane Borough Council.

Once we have received and checked your application, you will be sent a:

Please allow one month for your application to be processed.

Laws and regulation

Premises and persons are required to register under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.