Umm, Can We Talk About Ben Affleck’s New, Giant Back Tattoo?

Two years ago, actor Ben Affleck was seen shirtless in Hawaii on a beach flaunting what appeared to be a massive amount of colorful ink on his back. After fans were shocked that the actor would get such a huge tattoo (and an ugly one at that), he claimed the ink was fake and he had “only gotten it done for a movie he was filming.” But, it turns out, two years later we are faced again with Ben Affleck’s awkward, cringe-worthy tattoo–which, turns out to be the real deal.

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Affleck had gotten the tattoo right after his split from Jennifer Garner, which makes a ton of sense seeing as this is the kind of tattoo one gets after going through a traumatic experience where they are unable to make good decisions about…anything. But, guess who blew up Affleck’s spot about the alleged “fake tattoo”–you guessed it right here folks, Jennifer Garner.

Garner told Vanity Faire in an interview that she wasn’t a fan of the tat.

You know what we would say in my hometown about that? ‘Bless his heart.

She also added:

“A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I the ashes in this scenario? I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes.”

Ouch, Ben, burn.

You know who else doesn’t like Ben’s tat (besides all of us here)…his exex, JLO. That’s right, Jenny from the Block was asked about Ben’s ink on “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo and said:

“His tattoos always have too many colors, they shouldn’t be so colorful. They should be cooler.”

Well then, I guess I’m not alone in my hatred for this awful design and execution. With all that money, you’d think Ben would have gotten someone really talented and innovative to do his work, but…people make mistakes. Just some are more permanent than others. Twitter, of course, has been coming in hot with the jokes.

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Written by Lex Gabrielle

A writer and teacher from New York City who fully supports messy buns and 3+ cups of coffee a day.