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Wrecking Balm Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

Bottom Line


  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Costs less than laser tattoo removal
  • Less painful than laser removal


  • Minimally effective
  • Results may take six months
  • Stings
  • Can cause irritation
Our Analysis
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The most credible reviews say that the Wrecking Balm tattoo-removal system does not work. In one test by a TV station, the reviewer used the product for six months (far longer than the "short commitment" the manufacturer says is required) and saw no fading of her colorful tattoo. Other users say that tattoos fade somewhat, but the product causes skin irritation. We read that, in general, the amount of fading that occurs doesn't justify this product's $150 price tag.

We also read complaints about Wrecking Balm's sales tactics, which are aggressive to the point of rudeness, users say. In a comment on a men's-interest blog, a contributor claiming to be a Wrecking Balm employee admits that salespeople can be "pushy" and become "irritated" when their claims aren't believed. Rather than processing a refund immediately, users say, Wrecking Balm's telephone agents offer additional free shipments as an incentive to keep the product.

Wrecking Balm has not been included in comparative professional reviews, but it has been the subject of a six-month test for a news report. The report indicates that the tester applied the product 70 times. We read detailed reviews of Wrecking Balm at Epinions.com and at a blog aimed at men.

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