Acupuncture, tattooing, piercing and electrolysis
The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII requires acupuncture, tattooing, piercing and electrolysis to be registered with the council.
The Act requires registration to cover both the person carrying on the practice and the premises used for that purpose. There are no powers to refuse registration, but the practice is controlled through compliance with byelaws in each case.
The applicant 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 etc Act 1974.
It is illegal to conduct ear piercing, tattooing, acupuncture or electrolysis unless the registration has been formally approved.
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