Ben Affleck On His Controversial Back Tattoo: "I Love My Tattoo. It's Meaningful To Me"

Maanyata Thu |Mar 15, 2019

"It is meaningful to me. The sentiment ran against... but I love my tattoo, I am happy with it”, Ben Affleck talked about his giant phoenix tattoo on his back.

Ben Affleck had garnered a lot of attention for his giant phoenix tattoo on the back when some shirtless pictures of him at the beach went viral on social media. His back tattoo was first snapped in the summer of 2015 and people still saw it accurately in December 2015, but the Oscar-winning actor later claimed that the tattoo was fake.

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“It is fake for a film, I actually do have a number of tattoos however I try to have them in places in which you do not have to do lots of cover up they get sort of addictive, tattoos, after a while”, he told Extra’s host, Mario Lopez. 

However, when Ben Affleck clicked once again with the ink in March 2018, the back tattoo was not fake as the actor claimed. It seemed that the tattoo was authentic for some people. Here come the proofs:

In the latest episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show on 14th March, the Justice League actor opened up about his back tattoo. He stated that the tattoo represented something that really important to him.

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Ben Affleck first talked about his back tattoo in March 2018 after New Yorker issued one article named “The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck”, which is referred him as a sad and lonely Affleck with one bad tattoo. He quickly took to his Twitter to reply the article, as saying that he was "doing just fine," in spite of what it implied.

And his reply was immediately making the rounds on the internet.

According to People, Ben Affleck had gotten the back tattoo done after his split from actress Jennifer Garner in 2015.

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On the professional front, the 46-year-old actor is currently promoting his latest movie named Triple Frontier, also starring Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac, and Garrett Hedlund.


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