The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Skin Piercing and Tattooing) Order 2006 (hereafter referred to as “the Order”) 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.

See the attached file.

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