Ben Affleck Claps Back at Article Making Fun of Tattoo, 'Pooching' Gut

Ben Affleck'Justice League' film premiere Arrivals Los Angeles USA- 13 Nov 2017
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31 March, 2018

Remember the time when Ben Affleck tried to deflect interest in his cartoonishly large, phoenix-rising-from-the-ashes back tattoo because people kept ridiculing him for it?

However, after reappearing after Ben Affleck was recently spotted on a beach, fans were again left wondering whether his huge back tattoo of a phoenix was in fact real, or whether he'd had it re-done for another film role.

However, recent topless shots from the set of Triple Frontier in Hawaii showed the huge piece of body art is still present.

Thinking, 'Oh, no Ben Affleck didn't?' We can assure you he did.

That same year, Jennifer Lopez called it "awful", telling Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, "His tattoos always have too many colors, they shouldn't be so colorful". The pair share children Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six.

Affleck still hasn't explained why he lied about the back tattoo.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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Even Matt Damon was forced to respond, when The Daily Show host Trevor Noah asked him about his best friend's interesting artwork.

Fry also pondered the imagery of Affleck's tattoo.

The star responded directly to an article in The New Yorker that was highly critical of the ink.

Affleck threw some shade at the publication over social media, assuring the magazine he isn't in a spiral of despair and that he has a "thick skin" that's helped by his tattoo of phoenix rising from the ashes. 'Bless his heart,'" Garner said, adding, "Am I the ashes in this scenario?. She writes that it relates to all of us in a way: "There is something about this exhausted father that reflexively induces panic". "I support him in all of his artistic expression".

Ben Affleck had some fun with a story that he's not happy.

"You know what we would say in my hometown about that?"

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