Special treatments

If you're looking to offer any special treatments you must be registered with the council. Find out more about how to apply here.

About special treatments

You must register with Knowsley Council if you want to carry out tattooing, acupuncture, electrolysis, cosmetic piercing, or semi-permanent skin colouring. The law requires both the premises where these activities are carried out and the practitioners who carry them out to be registered with the council.

Other important information

  •  If you move premises, you will need to re-register. 
  • You cannot work on a mobile basis. 
  • These treatments must only be carried out from registered premises. 
  • You must follow our byelaws to ensure that the treatments are carried out hygienically. 
  • It is a criminal offence to carry out these treatments without being registered or to break the byelaws.

2024-2025 Fees 

Licence fees for premises registration plus one person £175
Further personal registration £90

How to apply

Download, complete, and return the application form, enclosing the correct fee.

Download your application form

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