The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 requires that a licence to carry on the business of skin piercing and tattooing be obtained if any of the following activities are being carried out:
Read our guidance on applying for information on the application process including details of:
If you plan to submit your application at our Service Desk, you must make an appointment using our online booking system.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays. Read more about Licensing Appointments.
Please refer to our Fees and Charges [120kb] document for details of the current fee and accepted payment methods.
The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.
Any person can make an objection or representation against a grant or renewal application during the 28 day consultation period.
Read our guidance on making an objection or representation for more information.