Ben Affleck has attracted the attention of many people throughout his career. From his popular movies to his eventful private life, there always seems to be something to do with Affleck.
In recent years, fans have become curious about his body art – especially on the big back tattoo he allegedly got. Read below to learn more about this interesting piece of ink.
Ben Affleck showed his back tattoo for the first time in 2016
The first time people saw Affleck's back tattoo was in 2016 while vacationing in Hawaii. Affleck was on a beach shirtless and showed on his back the massive tattoo of a Phoenix.
Back then, Affleck often denied that the tattoo was real. He said to Extra in the same year, "It's a fake movie, I actually have a bunch of tattoos, but I try not to have them in places where you have to cover up a lot."
Of course, that disappeared It was not long before viewers began to suspect the tattoo was actually real.
In 2018, a source told People that Affleck had the tattoo After his separation from Jennifer Garner in 2015, the insider also said, "They had a huge tattoo machine on the house since days, it took hours and hours to get it done."
Ben Affleck confirmed that his back tattoo is real 2019
In 2019, Affleck finally admitted that the tattoo had been genuine the whole time, confirming it in the Ellen DeGeneres show (19459015) in March and saying that the Phoenix tattoo is "meaningful" to him and "something really important", though he did not elaborate on these details.
Affleck He also announced that he never intentionally tried to show his tattoo in Hawaii in 2016, and the fact that people around the world saw it was a surprise to him as well.
"It's something I keep private," Affleck said. "It was not like I was doing photo shoots or whatever – we were two hours north of the city on an island in Hawaii and did not know there were any paparazzi so they have a picture of my tattoo."
Other celebrities do not seem to like Ben Affleck's back tattoo
While Affleck seems to be very proud of the work of art on his body, other celebrities in his area have expressed that this is not the case. Huge fans of it.
Ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez called it "awful."
Meanwhile, his ex-wife Jennifer Garner said, "Do you know what we would say in my hometown?" Bless his heart. "A phoenix rising from the ashes Am I the ashes in this scenario? "
Even Affleck's longtime friend Matt Damon did not compliment the tattoo. Instead, Damon simply said, "It's not a man's job to tell another man what he can do with his back." Body next to the phoenix.
For example, Affleck has two tattoos on his shoulders. On his left side is a cross with flowers. On the right side there is a tree with a ribbon of roses.
Underneath his left shoulder blade are some mysterious letter combinations that people do not yet have to decipher – "OV", "MOH NON TE" and "TA OR".  Many years ago Affleck also wore a dolphin tattoo on one of his hips. The dolphin was reportedly a cover-up for the name of an ex he once painted on his body.
This tattoo has not been seen for a while. Many fans believe that it has been removed.