Ben Affleck: His Phoenix Isn't Rising, Back Tattoo a Fake

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Ben Affleck has been mercilessly teased over a giant tattoo he's been sporting on his back since early March. A large bird, raising its wings as though ready to take flight, the artwork seems to depict a phoenix.

Even ex-wife Jennifer Garner and ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez think the tattoo looks stupid.

Alas it seems Ben Affleck's phoenix isn't rising after all. The large bird emblazoned onto his back is nothing but a fake--some artwork created to look like a tattoo for an upcoming film role.

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star shared in a recent interview with Extra's Mario Lopez that the phoenix definitely won't rise.

“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," Ben Affleck told the Extra host.

Were you a fan of Ben Affleck's new (fake) tattoo? Or did you side with both Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lopez in thinking the tattoo was way too big--and ugly?

Fans can check out Ben Affleck, now safe in the knowledge that his body hasn't been permanently marred by oversized art, when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters. It opens nationwide on March 25.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.