Ben Affleck Lied About His “Fake” Back Tattoo & Now He’s Getting Roasted on Twitter

Back in 2015, a photograph of Ben Affleck sporting a huge back tattoo made its way around the interwebs, and a good laugh was had by all.

Being the kind of guy who pretends he doesn’t care what anyone thinks but who actually lives for public adulation, Ben claimed the tattoo was fake.

He insisted the garish phoenix rising from the ashes was airbrushed on for a movie he was 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 but I try to have them in places where you don’t have to do a lot of cover up they get sort of addictive, tattoos, after awhile.

Since no one actually saw the film, no one pieced together that Ben’s Prohibition-era gangster never actually disrobes to reveal a giant, brightly-colored, anachronistic tattoo.

Rumors about the big ugly ink persisted, but Ben made headlines for so much other bad behavior that fans never launched a full-blown investigation.

Remarkably, Ben has kept his torso pretty well covered over the past two and a half years, but that might have more to do with booze-bellied dad bod and less to do with hiding the big bird.

(Feel free to use that as a euphemism for sex, btw.)

Sadly, Beantown Benny slipped over the weekend when he removed his shirt for a beach scene in a movie he’s filming.

Hopefully, the Ben’s character is the type of guy who collects samurai swords and lost his virginity to a prostitute at 29, because this tatt is not the sort of thing that can be edited out in post-production.

Yes, we now know for sure that Ben was lying about the tattoo being a fake, and Twitter is having a field day.

“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,” tweeted Pixelated Boat.

“I’ve been following the Ben Affleck back tattoo drama more closely than the Mueller investigation,” quipped Sophia Benoit.

“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,” Dashiell Driscoll opined.

All we need is Dril and DaShareZone to sound off on this thing, and all of Twitter will have had its say.

So how is Affleck reacting to ironically being roasted for a phoenix tattoo.

Well, thus far, he’s about the only one who hasn’t sounded off on it.

Even Ben’s ex Jennifer Garner flamed his ass, telling Ellen DeGeneres that she “take[s] unmbrage” at being represented as the ash from which Ben’s metaphorical phoenix arises.

Must suck to realize you spent a massive chunk of your life married to a guy who would not only get that fugly of a tattoo but would proceed to lie to the whole world about it.

Hmmm … we may have finally figured out what horrible revelation came to Garner at the Oscars.


Teen Mom: The Definitive, Tragically Trashy Tattoo Guide!

If you're a fan of Teen Mom, then you know that many of the people on the show have tattoos.

You also know that a lot of the tattoos … well, they aren't that great.

Some are poorly done, some are just kind of strange, and some are nightmarish and horrifying and just so completely, unbelievably bad.

So steady yourself, perhaps grab some smelling salts and some pearls to clutch, and let's check out all the Teen Mom ink we can get our eyes on!

1. Amber’s Tattoo of Leah

Ambers tattoo of leah
Here, let’s just start with the worst of the worst, all right? This is Amber Portwood’s portrait of her daughter, Leah. It’s right on her stomach, it also features a gigantic rose, and it’s not finished. Will she ever get it finished? It’s hard to say. We will ever be able to get this haunting image out of our heads? Unlikely.

2. Choices

Since we’re already talking about Amber’s tattoos, she also got this matching tattoo with Matt Baier, back when they first started dating. It reads “vero amore,” which is supposed to be Italian for “true love.” So that’s embarrassing.

3. Speaking of Embarrassing …

Speaking of embarrassing
Matt also has this huge tattoo of Amber’s name right on his forearm. Just right there on his arm where he has to look at it all day, every day.

4. Ugh

Matt baier book cover
Matt actually has several tattoos, many of which you can see on his nude book cover. We won’t waste more time on him here, so if you feel the need to look more closely at his naked greasy bod here, then you have our blessing. However, we will say that on his other arm, he has a couple of Chinese characters that he says mean “clean and sober,” but that Teen Mom detectives have actually determined mean “Lisa.”

5. Why Though?

Why though
As hard as it may be to believe, Matt isn’t the only guy to get Amber Portwood’s name tattooed on his body — Gary Shirley made the exact same mistake. Thankfully he was smart enough (???) to get the tattoo on his shoulder instead of on his forearm though, and he’s since covered up.

6. It’s Gary Time

Its gary time
Gary also has a … what is that, a sun? A blob with tentacles? Whatever it is, he’s also got some tattoo right in the middle of his chest, peeking out through all his body hair.

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Jill Duggar Shows Off TATTOO on Instagram!

It’s happening, folks.

Like Jinger and Jessa before her, Jill Duggar is finally defying the arch-conservatve views and arbitrarily strict rules of her upbringing.

And she’s giving us all a front row seat to the rebellion.

Last week, Jill’s nose ring stunned fans, who are accustomed to seeing the mother of two stick with the prairie wife aesthetic favored by her mother.

Considering Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were reportedly outraged when Jill’s sister Jinger started wearing pants, the decision to display a semi-permanent body modification on social media was a bold one.

Sure, the Duggar girls might sport pierced ears, and the Duggar dress code might not specifically address the issue of facial piercings, but Jill knew how her parents would react to the sight of her looking like a Hot Topic employee who moonlights at Claire’s, circa 1997.

Similarly, she knew how they’d react to her latest pic.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you, Jill Duggar’s tattoo:

Yes, that’s Jill’s hand sharing the frame with her youngest son, Samuel.

You may have noticed that Jill’s “tattoo” is stenciled in temporary Henna ink.

So yes, the reaction from her traditionalist parents probably hasn’t been as severe as if she were sporting permanent body art, but if you know anything about Jim Bob and Michelle, you know they’re not big on even mild displays of individuality and worldliness.

Not surprisingly, Jill’s fashion statement has garnered a negative reaction from some of her more conservative fans.

“My teenage girls looked to you as a role model and now the piercing and henna. Worldly worldly,” wrote one of Jill’s followers.

“Thankfully they don’t look to that way anymore. I think we were warned when you were broken-hearted about your hubby cutting off his long hair.”

“Isn’t that a little wild for a so-called ‘simple, modest girl?'” remarked another.

Tough crowd. 

Fortunately, many were appreciative of Jill’s ink, and praised her flare for self-expression.

“I LOVE the henna! Six years of being a hippy dippy midwife and I still haven’t completed that bucket list item!” one fan commented

“She is hated for her lifestyle regardless of what she does… what is wrong with people?” asked another.

As with all acts of Duggar rebellion, this one is pretty innocuous to those of us living in the modern world.

But what’s important is that Jill knew she might face backlash or even consequences, and she showed her new tatt off anyway.

Sure, the ink is temporary.

But the image will remain etched in the minds of ultra-conservative Duggar enthusiasts forever.

Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV’s most controversial family.