The 45-year-old was spotted filming in Hawaii when he revealed the huge inking of a phoenix spreading its wings was still very much on his back.
It was thought he got the design to symbolize his rebirth following their break-up after 10 years of marriage. "They get sort of addictive, tattoos, after awhile".
In a 2016 interview with Vanity Fair, Garner suggested she definitely wasn't a fan.
Depicting a rising phoenix in bright shades of blue, red, and yellow, the statement ink covers the entire length and width of his back, and it looks like it extends down to his left buttocks, too.
"Am I the ashes in this scenario?" said the mother of his three children. "I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes".
Putting the matter even more bluntly, Jennifer Lopez - who was previously engaged to the actor - actually said the tattoo was "awful". Many of them were mocking Ben for having that "stupid back tattoo" as one of the users wrote, "I knew it!" Another user, whose account hilariously named "Ben Affleck's Tattoo", commented in capslock, "I KNEW IT!"
- Dashiell Driscoll (@dashiell)Sarah Jessica Parker liking this Instagram post about Ben Affleck's bad back tattoo is the funniest thing I have seen in 2018. One other implied that Ben's "tattoo drama" was more interesting than Robert Mueller's investigation.
- pixelated boat [ASMR] binaural ~4 hours~ (@pixelatedboat)Wow, did you guys see Ben Affleck's tattoo!? For others, the tattoo was simply amusing and "dumb". "May the women you groped rise", wrote one netizen. Meanwhile, another Twitter user wrote a sarcastic remark which stated, "Don't mock Ben Affleck's phoenix tattoo". Since the photographs went viral, people have taken to Twitter to criticize Affleck's tattoo, highlighting a variety of reactions when exposed to such a showy display of questionable artistry. His newest project, Triple Frontier, is a crime-thriller set in the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. Also joining Ben in the training session for the Netflix series were fellow stars Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund.