Ben Affleck does not seem to care about the huge back tattoo which he called "fake" after his first pictures were unveiled in 2015.
The actor "Triple Frontier" talked about his ink – which he confirmed veracity – in a real-life appearance in "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" aired Thursday.
He acknowledged that the tattoo of red, yellow and blue phoenixes had not elicited the most positive reaction from people, including DeGeneres, who said the phoenix was "getting up from his ass" .
But Affleck said the "significant" tattoo "represents something really important" for him.
"I like that," Affleck said. "It's something I kept as private. It was not like I was doing photo ops or anything. "
Although he tried to keep the tattoo under the radar, the paparazzi found the actor on a beach in Hawaii and took some pictures of it in 2016, thus confirming its authenticity. People hated design, but the actor did not seem to care.
"I was like, I love my tattoo. I am very happy with that, "said Affleck." Fortunately, I am the one who has it. "
In 2016, the actor denied that the tattoo was real and explained to Mario Lopez, of Extra, that the ink was "fake for a movie".
"I actually have a number of tattoos but I try to have them in places where you do not have to do a lot of hiding. After a while, they get tattooed some kind of addiction, "he said.
Actress Jennifer Garner, who shares three children with Affleck, has expressed dissatisfaction with her ex-husband's ink on Vanity Fair's 2016 profile.
"Do you know what we would say in my hometown about this? "Bless her heart, & # 39; " Said Garner. "A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I ashes in this scenario? I take the shade. I refuse to be ashes. "
Affleck's former fiancée, Jennifer Lopez, also thought a lot about tattooing when Andy Cohen asked her "Watch what Happens Live" in 2016.
"It's awful! I would tell her that," she said. "I would say to him: What are you doing?" He has too many colors, his tattoos always had too many colors. "
"They should not be so colorful," she added. "They should be, like, cooler. I do not know."