An application for a permit must be made at least 28 days before the proposed commencement date of the tattooing show or exhibition. Please note that it may take some time to process the application. Make sure all the information required is with the application to avoid delays. The Office of Fair Trading will process licence applications as quickly as possible but, as other government agencies are involved in the approval process, applications may take some time to progress. As such, people are encouraged to lodge their applications as soon as possible.