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Acupuncture Tattooing and Piercing (ATP) Licence

The Local Government Act 2003 requires persons carrying on the businesses of cosmetic piercing and semi-permanent skin-colouring, including micropigmentation, semi-permanent make-up and temporary tattooing, to register themselves and their premises and to observe byelaws on hygiene and cleanliness.

This amendment brings these businesses under the same regulatory framework that already exists in the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 for acupuncture, tattooing, ear piercing and electrolysis.

You can use this application form to apply for the above licence. The application form is available in 2 forms -

  • a pdf version to print off and complete or
  • a Word version to download and type into which allows you to keep an electronic copy.

The fees involved with these applications are:

  • Premises - £67.00
  • Per operator- £39.00

Environmental Services
Unit 1, Newfields Business Park, 2 Stinsford Road, Poole
BH17 0NF

Tel: 01202 261700
Email: environment@poole.gov.uk

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Environmental Services
Unit 1
Newfields Business Park
2 Stinsford Road
BH17 0NF