Personal care and body art premises registration

Tattoo being applied to person's forearm

Personal care and body art businesses include:

  • hairdressing
  • makeup
  • permanent or semi-permanent makeup (cosmetic tattooing)
  • facial or body treatments
  • manicure or pedicures
  • application or mending of artificial nails
  • epilation by electrolysis or wax
  • ear-piercing and other skin penetration services
  • tattooing
  • colonic irrigation

You must register your personal care or body art business with us.

Apply now

Complete a pre-application form to tell us about your proposed business. We'll get back to you and help you apply for the correct permits.

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Additional information

The Department of Health and Human Services has information on setting up and running a personal care and body art business.

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