Any commercial or residential premises used for the following types of skin piercing must be registered with the us:

  • cosmetic skin piercing (including microblading)
  • tattooing
  • electrolysis
  • acupuncture
  • semi-permanent skin colouring

The registration covers both the person carrying out the practice and the premises used for that purpose. It is illegal to carry out these activities unless the registration has been formally approved.

In order to become registered, after payment is made, we will need to inspect the premises and the operator(s) to ensure that they meet minimum hygiene requirements. For example, looking at:

  • the cleansing and sterilisation of instruments
  • materials and equipment
  • the cleanliness of premises and fittings
  • the cleanliness of employees

You must ensure that the procedures, equipment and facilities used are safe, hygienic, prevent the spread of disease and comply fully with the general duty of care required by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Therefore, a one-off fee is payable to register the premises and 1 operator, with an additional fee being payable per additional operator. The registration is not transferable, and the operator is only permitted to work at the premises they are registered with.

Beauty treatment registration

To register please download, complete and return the beauty treatment registration form by email to or by post to Public Protection Team, Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL.

Beauty treatment registration fees

  • register the premises and 1 operator: £180
  • per additional operator: £98

We have issued byelaws for the purposes of ensuring the basic hygiene requirements have been met, view basic hygiene requirements for more information.

To pay the registration fee please call 01257 515151 or visit our Union Street offices, Union Street, Chorley, PR7 1AL

For further information or enquiries please contact us by email to

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