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.
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.
Next time you're feeling sad, remember that you're not Ben Affleck so you (probably) don't have a tattoo so big and so ugly and so universally ridiculed that you had to lie and say it was only temporary and just for a movie when it is so clearly not. (https://t.co/MQJfdA25tk) pic.twitter.com/sU72CUK4TG
— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) March 18, 2018
Don’t mock Ben Affleck’s phoenix tattoo. It symbolises how he has risen from the ashes, reborn as a guy with a tattoo that sucks
— pixelated boat [ASMR] binaural ~4 hours~ (@pixelatedboat) March 18, 2018
When you realize the back tattoo is real and Ben Affleck was lying when he said it was for a movie. ? pic.twitter.com/gsRk9cJGqB
— Anthony Dominic (@alloveranthony) March 18, 2018
Sarah Jessica Parker liking this Instagram post about Ben Affleck’s awful back tattoo is the funniest thing I have seen in 2018. pic.twitter.com/OIFNnlZSfv
— Eva Palmer (@Eva_Palmer) March 18, 2018
Ben Affleck’s back tattoo is like if Lisa Frank had a darker childhood. pic.twitter.com/JPCZeZUDlb
— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) March 18, 2018
I’m 90% sure I saw Ben Affleck’s back tattoo airbrushed on the side of a van in my High School parking lot in 1988. https://t.co/iIDuw1tXA3
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) March 19, 2018
Ben Affleck's back tattoo tells the story of a freshly divorced middle aged man trying to crush pussy at an Imagine Dragons show. pic.twitter.com/2XULcaO5mU
— Luke (@ELRoseHubbard) March 19, 2018
Ben Affleck's back tattoo is, and I'm saying this without hyperbole, one of the funniest goddamn things I've ever seen in my entire life. Holy moly. What a wonderful gift to all of us this is. Truly a great day to be alive because of this obscenely dumb tattoo. (via @people) pic.twitter.com/8LtvmF1Z5h
— Dashiell Driscoll (@dashiell) March 19, 2018
Ben Affleck’s back tattoo looks like a t-shirt someone from Boston would wear to a UFC fight. pic.twitter.com/gzcE4coenY
— Chris (@PHISHpointO) March 20, 2018
The weirdest part of the Ben Affleck back tattoo is that he lied saying it was for a role AND THOUGHT WE WOULDNT FIND OUT
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) March 19, 2018
Ben Affleck’s back tattoo looks like it was ALSO directed by Zack Snyder pic.twitter.com/Nz3wK0bNZ7
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) March 19, 2018
Just lost $42 of dulce de leche because I was distracted with screen shotting zoomed in photos of Ben Affleck’s back tattoo, I am forever humbled.
— opheli (@opheligarcia) March 16, 2018
Ben Affleck you have 100’s of millions of dollars and my back tattoo is done in better quality than yours…
— Jake Thompson (@Jake_W_Thompson) March 19, 2018
ben affleck’s god awful back tattoo is god’s punishment for him cheating on jennifer garner
— drew (@takeustoglory) March 20, 2018
I thought Ben Affleck was supposed to be Batman but he's acting more like the fucking joker (back tattoo joke)
— Alan Resnick (@alanresnicks) March 18, 2018
Ben Affleck walks into tattoo parlor. Give me this. *points to design on Ed Hardy energy drink.* pic.twitter.com/T4OFRU8tbu
— Dr. G (@XGroverX) March 19, 2018
There's just something about Ben Affleck and his terrible tattoo clearly letting out an "UGH" at the sea. What does the sea say back?
— A.B. (@AlannaBennett) March 16, 2018