Tattooing, piercing, electrolysis and acupuncture

Anyone carrying out skin piercing (tattooing, acupuncture, ear piercing, cosmetic piercing, semi-permanent skin colouring and electrolysis) must be registered with AVDC.

The aim of registering skin piercing activities is to protect members of the public from the transmission of blood borne viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C and other infections.

How do I register?

Apply online. Fees apply.

Do you have a complaint?

If you have a complaint about a skin piercing business or for more information please complete our online contact form.

For more information please see the following forms:

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