We regulate the licensing of acupuncture in North Lanarkshire.

The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 requires that all persons that carry out tattooing, ear piercing and electrolysis be registered with the local authority.

  • In Scotland, under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Skin Piercing and Tattooing) Order 2006, legislation came into force on 1 April 2006.  This requires all skin piercing activities to be licensed. Skin piercing activities include any of the following: acupuncture;
  • cosmetic body piercing;
  • electrolysis;
  •  and tattooing.

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