Beauty registrations

If you offer certain forms of beauty treatment within Cheltenham, you may need to register yourself and/or your premises with the council. Activities requiring a registration include:

  • acupuncture
  • cosmetic piercing
  • electrolysis
  • semi-permanent skin colouring
  • tattooing

Subject to receiving a valid application, a premises and/or personal registration will be issued and a visit will be carried out by an environmental health officer to ensure compliance with the appropriate standards.

Make an application

The relevant fee for your registration is required before an application will be processed. Please note, fees are non-refundable.

Type of registration Fee to pay Amendment fee
Personal registration £100.00 £50.00
Premises registration £100.00 £50.00

 or download an application form.

Change to an existing registration

Please contact us to tell us about a change to your existing registration.

Displaying your registration

You must display a copy of your registration and any byelaws in a prominent place on your premises. Failure to do so would be an offence


The personal registration issued by the council will only permit you to work in the premises stated in your application. You can have multiple personal registrations if you wish to work in various registered premises.

You will be required to comply wth the adopted byelaws to ensure the cleanliness of premises and the sterilization of equipment used in procedures which involve piercing the skin.


For guidance about complying with legal requirements and acceptable standards of practice, information can be found in 'Tattooing and body piercing guidance: Toolkit', ISBN 978-1-906989-72-9.