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Cosmetic or body piercing is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body creating an opening in which jewellery may be worn. The most common form of cosmetic piercing in the UK is ear piercing.

Cosmetic piercing can also be a form of body modification. The word "piercing" can refer to the act or practice of body piercing, or to an opening in the body created by this act or practice. Cosmetic piercing is an invasive procedure and is not without risks including allergic reaction, bacterial and viral infection (such as Hepatitis B, C and HIV) and scaring have all occurred. When properly performed by a registered person these risks can be minimised.

We are proud to operate a Hygiene Rating Scheme for any business offering cosmetic skin piercing, acupuncture, permanent and semi-permanent skin colouring

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Environmental Safety and Health
3-5 St James's Road

Telephone: 0300 555 2345

Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 8.45am to 5pm
Offices are closed on weekends and bank holidays.