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Local Government Act 2003

Section 120: Regulation of cosmetic skin piercing and skin-colouring businesses

366.Section 120 amends section 15 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 so that local authorities have powers to require persons carrying on the businesses of cosmetic piercing (referred to in the section as “cosmetic piercing”) and semi-permanent skin-colouring, including micropigmentation, semi-permanent make-up and temporary tattooing, to register themselves and their premises and to observe byelaws on hygiene and cleanliness. This amendment brings these businesses under the same regulatory framework that already exists in the 1982 Act for acupuncture, tattooing, ear piercing and electroysis. This section should be read in conjunction with Schedule 6 which contains transitional provisions.

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