The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Skin Piercing and Tattooing) Order 2006 - Local Authority Implementation Guide

Publication Date: 17 January 2018

The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Skin Piercing and Tattooing) Order 2006 came into force in Scotland on 1st April 2006 and gives Local Authorities the power to license individuals who carry out skin piercing or tattooing activities as a business. 

The Order lays out a number of requirements in relation to key issues aimed at reducing, if not removing, risks to public health from these practices.The information provided within this guidance is intended to assist Local Authorities in implementing the Order and provides information on best practice as well as specific requirements of the Order.

An annex to the guide has been developed to assist officers in understanding the range of piercings offered by practitioners.

Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland,Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance