Ben Affleck's tattoo is seeing spotlight anew. It was initially dismissed as fake, though now it clearly is not, and people are giving their two cents about the massive art.
Media attention was again shifted to the not-so-little tattoo of Affleck after he was spotted shirtless in Hawaii for the production of his film Triple Frontier. It can be remembered that it was years ago when he told news outlets that the huge and ever-so-noticeable design was fake and for a movie he was doing, which was Live By Night.
This was what made the tattoo a headliner. To cut it short, it was precisely because Affleck told everyone it was fake, and here he was donning it again on the beach. If it was indeed fake, is there any chance he would use the actual same design for this film? Of course not, and it's not rocket science at all to know that it is real and huge.
Not A Fan
Now that the cat is out of the bag, people are certainly amused by Affleck's ink, with some poking fun over the tattoo. One Twitter user reminded everyone feeling down to find solace in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice actor's massive tattoo, which he called "so ugly," and everyone should thank the heavens for not being him.
@jasonflowerz, meanwhile, took humor to the next level when he improvised and played with the actor's name, which he said was short for "Benjamin Awfulback." Another one was delighted when Sarah Jessica Parker liked a photo on Instagram showing Affleck's tattoo, with the caption teasing his ink.
Who else was not a fan of Affleck's tattoo? Jennifer Garner. Yup, he did not find a fan in his former flame, at least of his ink.
Even as he previously denied the tattoos, Garner's statement said otherwise, when she expressed her dislike of Affleck's tattoo.
"A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I the ashes in this scenario? I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes," the 45-year-old former Alias star said in 2016.
To give a background on how his lie went down, the ink was first spotted in summer 2015. However, the public had gotten a full view of Affleck's tattoo by the end of that year, when he was filming Live by Night.
Numerous entertainment sites maintained it was real, though by March 2016, Affleck dismissed his tattoo's authenticity. In an interview with Extra, he said it was faux.
"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 they get sort of addictive, tattoos, after awhile," Affleck explained.