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The Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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Regulation of cosmetic piercing and skin-colouring businesses

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31.—(1) Article 14 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 15) (regulation of tattooing, ear-piercing and electrolysis businesses) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1) (requirement for person carrying on business to be registered), for sub-paragraph (b) (ear-piercing) substitute—

(aa)of semi-permanent skin-colouring;

(b)of cosmetic piercing; or,

  • (and in the head-note for “ear-piercing” substitute “semi-permanent skin-colouring, cosmetic piercing”).

(3) In paragraph (2) (requirement to register premises where business carried on)—

(a)for “ear-piercing” substitute “semi-permanent skin-colouring, cosmetic piercing”, and

(b)for “pierce their ears” substitute “carry out semi-permanent skin-colouring on them, pierce their bodies”.

(4) In paragraph (5) (council may not require particulars about individuals whose ears have been pierced etc.), for “or whose ears he has pierced” substitute “, whose bodies he has pierced or on whom he has carried out semi-permanent skin-colouring”.

(5) After paragraph (8) insert—

(9) In this Article “semi-permanent skin-colouring” means the insertion of semi-permanent colouring into a person’s skin..

(6) Schedule 2 (which contains transitional provisions) has effect.

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