Ben Affleck Appears On “Ellen” To Defend Ginormous Back Tattoo

Ben Affleck, Red Carpet, Triple Frontier, Premiere, New York, 2019
Photo credit (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)

It was the tattoo that shook the world.

Ben Affleck didn’t mean for anybody to see the gigantic piece, but the paparazzi caught him at the beach, and honestly, who would miss that thing?

Paps caught Affleck about a year ago hanging out on a beach in Hawaii, where he debuted the monstrous piece that covers nearly his entire back.  The work features an intricate portrait of a phoenix, of which Affleck says the response and attention, for the most part, has been “not so much positive.”

Despite the attention, Affleck says the tattoo had a very personal meaning and means a lot to him. He said, “I was like, I love my tattoo. I'm very happy with it.  Luckily I'm the one who has it.”