Many people were surprised (and some aghast) when Ben Affleck revealed a huge and somewhat ridiculous tattoo of a phoenix that covered his entire back in 2015.
Even his then-wife at the time, actress Jennifer Garner, said: "You know what we would say in my hometown about that? ‘Bless his heart.' A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I the ashes in this scenario? I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes.”
The actor later came out and said it was fake and 'for a movie', but recent pictures of the actor on a beach show him still sporting the ink over two years on... so either it's real, or he's redone it for a sequel?
If it's real, get this man booked in for the next series of Tattoo Fixers.
See the pics (and the reaction) below:
Ben Affleck: The phoenix tattoo is fake for a movie.
Also Ben Affleck: pic.twitter.com/k97oa0ld12
— Sarah (@Cinesnark) March 16, 2018
Ben Affleck definitely knows all the words to at least one Limp Bizkit song that wasn't a radio single pic.twitter.com/ctQsG6kFOP
— Britt Hayes (@MissBrittHayes) March 20, 2018
Ben Affleck’s back tattoo looks like it was ALSO directed by Zack Snyder pic.twitter.com/Nz3wK0bNZ7
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) March 19, 2018
Ben Affleck's back tattoo is, and I'm saying this without hyperbole, one of the funniest goddamn things I've ever seen in my entire life. Holy moly. What a wonderful gift to all of us this is. Truly a great day to be alive because of this obscenely dumb tattoo. (via @people) pic.twitter.com/8LtvmF1Z5h
— Dashiell Driscoll (@dashiell) March 19, 2018
Here is MY journey:
-huge phoenix tattoo is revealed as soon as his messy ass left JenGar
-she gives an iconic quote about it
-everyone at my work insists it’s for a role. I don’t want to believe!!!
-he says it’s fake ðŸ'”
-months go by ,, I think about it daily
-IT IS REAL HONEY
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) March 18, 2018
The weirdest part of the Ben Affleck back tattoo is that he lied saying it was for a role AND THOUGHT WE WOULDNT FIND OUT
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) March 19, 2018
after little to no deliberation, I'm ready to announce that i kind of like Ben Affleck's stupid tattoo
— Nikki Glaser (@NikkiGlaser) March 20, 2018