Ben Affleck shows back tattoo during outing in Hawaii

Carla Harmon
March 20, 2018

But since he was on a film set, there was speculation that it might have simply been a fake tattoo drawn on for Affleck's role in the film.

A source tells ET that Affleck got a tattoo inside his wing of Jennifer Garner's home in Los Angeles. "They get sort of addictive, tattoos, after awhile". But in an interview with Mario Lopez, Affleck denied the ink was real.

The actress told the magazine "You know what we would say in my hometown about that?" She also addressed its symbolism, saying, "A phoenix rising from the ashes". Am I the ashes in this scenario? "I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes".

And she wasn't the only one to diss it, his former fiancée Jennifer Lopez made her feelings clear. "His tattoos always have too many colours, they shouldn't be so colourful".

Almost two years after claiming that a massive phoenix tattoo on his back was fake and something he only got "for a movie", Ben Affleck was spotted with the intricate, multi-colored design while going shirtless on a beach in Hawaii. They shouldn't be so colorful. "They should be cooler, I don't know". Ben said that he was not at liberty to talk about it but added that he had several real tattoos. The "Gone Girl" actor allegedly got the ink after then-wife Jennifer Garner filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage.

Wow, that temporary ink sure has taken hold, Ben. One netizen commented that the tattoo was "gross and distasteful" and even brought up Ben Affleck's sexual misconduct allegations.

E! News reported Affleck was training with "Triple Frontier" co-stars Charlie Hunnam, Garret Hedlund and Oscar Isaac.

"That tattoo is as gross and distasteful as you are".

"I just hope that Ben Affleck's back tattoo is fake, for his sake at least", wrote another.

- Ashley Spencer (@AshleyySpencer)Ben Affleck's back tattoo is like if Lisa Frank had a darker childhood.

The tattoo has also earned a thumbs down from some people closer to Affleck.

"Triple Frontier" will premiere on Netflix, but has yet to announce a release date.

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