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The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 requires that any business carrying out skin piercing activities, acupuncture, cosmetic body piercing, electrolysis or tattooing requires to be licensed.

Licence fee

 Type of licence Fee
 Skin piercing and tattooing  £306

Apply for a licence or renewal

Online via our GLAMIS system

You can also download and print the application form below:

Skin piercing and tattooing licence application (PDF 240Kb)

Licence conditions

Contact Information


Licensing Board Administration
London Road
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 07557 168826