Information about skin piercing registrations is under running a skin piercing business.
How to apply
If you hold a skin piercing registration then you can apply to add an additional practitioner or remove an existing practitioner from your registration.
You will need to complete an application form and send this to us.
You will need to pay a fee for this. Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.
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You will need a chequebook or to telephone us with your credit or debit card details
Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of processing and administering your licence or register application and on the basis of public task and legal obligation under Licensing and Animal Welfare Legislation and under EDDC byelaws for skin piercing registration and associated legislation and regulations.
Who will receive or see my personal information?
Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes. Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary. There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant Privacy Notice which can be accessed here.
Following your application an environmental health officer will come and inspect the premises and meet the new practitioners.
They will write a report and the registration will then either be granted (and you will receive this in the post) or it may be refused or have additional conditions added to it.
If your application is likely to be refused or have additional conditions added we will contact you.
Renewing your registration
Skin piercing is a one off registration and there is no renewal needed. However, you will need to apply to us again if you want to add or remove any more practitioners.
What you can do if you haven't heard from us
It is in the public interest that we process your application before deciding if it can be granted. This means that you'll need to wait for our decision before you start operating. If after a month you haven't heard from us please contact us by email or telephone for an update.
What you can do if your application is unsuccessful
Please contact us to discuss why you have been refused a registration or if you think we have asked for an unreasonable condition.
If you are not happy with our decision, you can appeal to the magistrates court. A court may give directions on the issue of a licence or on any conditions imposed.