Ben Affleck Doesn't Care If You Hate His Back Tattoo

Ben Affleck Expresses His Love for His Massive Back Tattoo – Watch!

Ben Affleck has had a back tattoo of a phoenix since 2015, but for some reason, the tattoo has made its way back into the news.

"It represents something very important to me". The Argo star opened up about the tattoo on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "It's meaningful to me, I like it".

But fans on Twitter breathed a sigh of relief at the actor's honesty a year ago when he admitted to having the tattoo, in response to a New Yorker article that posited a deep sadness within Affleck's deep sadness within him. "It's not something that I sort of kept private, It wasn't like I was doing photo shoots or whatever, we were two hours north of the city on an island in Hawaii and we didn't know the paparazzi were there".

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"So [the paparazzi] got a picture of my tattoo", he said. In exchange of Affleck spitting rhymes, DeGeneres said Shutterfly would donate US$20,000 to his organisation, the Eastern Congo Initiative. "I'm very happy with it".

"It's a phoenix." the Justice League actor started, before his host interjected with "Rising from your a.". Garner herself commented on the tattoo in a 2016 interview with Vanity Fair: "Am I the ashes in this scenario?"

During his appearance, Ben spoke candidly about being grateful for all he has gone through since it's helped him get to the "great place" he's in now. Another one of Affleck's exes, Jennifer Lopez, also called it "awful".

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