If you plan to carry out skin piercing in the New Forest, you must register with us.
The registration will need to be for you personally. You may also need to register your premises, unless it is an established business already registered with us.
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Skin piercing includes all of these services:
Each skin piercing business premises requires a single premises registration.
Every person operating in the premises require a personal registration.
If you operate at several premises in the New Forest area, you will only require a single personal registration to operate from all premises.
You can apply for just a premises or just a personal licence, or you can apply for both using the online form below. The form allows for the registration of multiple practitioners if required.
On the online form's dropdown menu, select 'Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (skin piercing).
Once you have applied, we will contact you to take payment by debit or credit card over the phone. Alternatively, fees can be paid by cheque and posted to us, using our contact details.
We will then carry out an inspection of the premises. If your procedures and the premises are suitable, then registration will be approved.
During inspection, we may also look at broader compliance with health and safety law.
The fees related to skin piercing are listed below.
You must ensure that you operate in accordance with our local skin piercing byelaws. These byelaws require that:
You can download a copy of the skin piercing byelaws below.
You can download guidance and information on skin piercing below.
If you have traded in other parts of the UK, particularly larger cities, you may have found that registration to operate as a hairdresser or barber was necessary to provide these services.
In the New Forest, hairdressers do not require any specific registration or licence in order to operate.
As is the case with all businesses, you are subject to regulation under The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
More information on hairdressing is available from the Health and Safety Executive website.
Phone: 02380 285411
Food and Safety Team
Our office hours are:
Monday to Thursday: 8.45am to 5.15pm
Fridays: 8.45am to 4.45pm