Special treatments

Special treatments include tattooing, electrolysis, piercings, semi permanent skin colouring and acupuncture. Havant Borough Council has adopted byelaws so that all operators and premises in the Borough offering any of the ‘Special Treatments’ must be registered with Havant Borough Council.

In accordance with legislation, special treatments can only be carried out in a registered premises (retail or home studio) by a registered operator.  Mobile services carrying out special treatments on a client in their own home, is not permitted.

If you are a customer look for the certificates on the wall when visiting a premises offering any special treatments.

Registering a new premises or operator for special treatments

If you are looking to start up a new premises or operator for special treatments you must register with Havant Borough Council at least 28 days before opening. Registration applies to all businesses conducting acupuncture, tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, ear piercing and electrolysis.

You can register with Havant Borough Council by completing the following form:

Once completed, please return by email to ehealth@havant.gov.uk.

Havant Borough Council Byelaws

Havant has adopted bylaws so that all operators and premises in the Borough offering acupuncture, tattooing, electrolysis, cosmetic piercing and semi-permanent skin colouring must be registered with Havant Borough Council.

To see if our team can help you, please complete our online contact us form or call 023 9244 6016.