Published: Sat, March 31, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Ben Affleck jokes about his 'garish' back tattoo of a phoenix

Ben Affleck jokes about his 'garish' back tattoo of a phoenix

Affleck's humorous, slightly snarky tone comes across as something of a clapback to the New Yorker piece, in which writer Naomi Fry does some close reading of recent paparazzi photos of Affleck that confirmed the phoenix tattoo's existence to the world. Ben Affleck has commented on all the craziness surrounding his colorful back tattoo. It described his tattoo as "garish" and his physique with even less flattering language. "It's not one man's job to tell another man what he can do to his back".

A New Yorker article was published earlier this weekend about Ben Affleck and the photos that show off his massive back tattoo while he went shirtless on the beach in Hawaii this month. There are many who said they were not a fan, and that includes Affleck's two exes, Garner and Jennifer Lopez, who have never shied away from expressing their dislike of the ink in interviews long before this issue popped out again this year.

Affleck still hasn't explained why he lied about the back tattoo. She previously weighed in on the giant back tattoo, saying, "You know what we would say in my hometown about that?"

Ben and Jennifer are still friendly as they work to co-parent their three kids-Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, five. "I support him in all of his artistic expression".

But on Thursday, Affleck tweeted at the prestige magazine with a cheeky response that also seemed to acknowledge whether the back tattoos are, indeed, his: "I'm doing just fine". 'Bless his heart.' Am I the ashes in this scenario? "I refuse to be the ashes".

Even Matt Damon was forced to respond, when The Daily Show host Trevor Noah asked him about his best friend's interesting artwork. "The image suggests not just the fall of Affleck but the coming fall of man".

Anyway, fast forward a couple of weeks and Ben has finally spoken out about his tattoo on social media.

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