Ben Affleck pokes fun at his garish back tattoo

Ben Affleck pokes fun at his garish back tattoo

What brought the 45-year-old actor back to the social media fray was a recent New Yorker article titled "The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck". Garner, Affleck's ex-wife, told Vanity Fair.

The giant tattoo of a rising phoenix spanning from shoulder to shoulder and presumably all the way down his backside first caught our eye in 2015, amid Affleck's divorce from actress Jennifer Garner.

There's one person who is loving Affleck's thick skin and back tattoo, and that's his current girlfriend, Lindsay Shookus.

The New Yorker article argued that ever since Affleck's 2015 split from Jennifer Garner, paparazzi photos have shown a "Sad Ben", from him vaping in his vehicle to the low-energy interviews he gave during the "Batman v Superman" press tour. 'Bless his heart.' Am I the ashes in this scenario?

At least Ben Affleck can laugh at himself. Affleck also has been reported to have returned to rehab for alcohol addiction while facing some career setbacks and the public's general sense that his brand of male movie star may have become passe. "I refuse to be the ashes". "'What are you doing?'"

She also made mention of the fact that Ben formerly lied about the tattoo being fake in an interview with Extra's Mario Lopez. Photographers captured him, shirtless, with the same huge tattoo that he initially said was fake. "I actually do have a number of tattoos. but I try to have them in places where you don't have to do a lot of cover-up." he said.

Even Matt Damon was forced to respond, when The Daily Show host Trevor Noah asked him about his best friend's interesting artwork. 'I support him in all of his artistic expression'.

"The tattoo - so gargantuan that the bird's tail found itself dipping below the waistband of Affleck's blue swim trunks - was plainly visible", Naomi Fry wrote.

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".