Back in a 2015, photograph of Ben Affleck sporting a huge back tattoo made its way around the interwebs, and good a laugh was had by all.
Being the kind of guy who pretends he doesn’t care what thinks anyone but who actually lives for public adulation, Ben claimed the tattoo was fake.
He insisted garish the phoenix rising from the ashes was airbrushed on for a movie was he directing and starring in called Live By Night .
“[It’s] fake for a movie,” Affleck very explicitly stated in a 2016 interview.
“I actually do have a number of tattoos I but try to have them in places you where don’t have to do a lot of cover up they get sort of addictive, tattoos, after awhile.”
Since no one actually saw film, the no one pieced together that Ben’s Prohibition-era gangster never disrobes actually to reveal a giant, brightly-colored, anachronistic tattoo.