Personal treatment licences

All persons carrying out these skin piercing activities must register with us:

  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • ear piercing
  • electrolysis

Registration fee

Personal treatment license registration fees
Premises and one operator £232
Additional operator at time of initial application £24
Additional operator £59

Apply for registration

You can pay and apply for registration or change a registration online through GOV.UK:

Alternatively, you can download an application form, complete and return with the appropriate fee:

Does tacit consent apply?

No. We must process your application before it can be granted.

Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).

If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, you can get advice from Consumer Direct (external website).

From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre (external website).

Legislation and guidance

The legislation covering this area is the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.


Our local byelaws cover the regulation of personal treatment licences in the Wycombe district:

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 421 636 and 01494 421 710