Twitter has a field day after Affleck hits the beach and proves that his ink very, very real.
Ben Affleck's back in the headlines, literally.
The "Justice League" star was all over the internet this weekend thanks to some shirtless beach photos showing off the massive phoenix tattoo that covers his entire back. Though he initially said the ink was temporary way back in 2016, the new shots prove it's the real deal.
Ben was photographed sans shirt while filming a new movie, "Triple Frontier," alongside Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund. Though all the photos are kind of amazing, it's Affleck's ink that generated most of the talk online.
"[It's] fake for a movie," Affleck said of the piece in 2016. "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."
Despite his outright lie at the time, exes Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lopez both chimed in with some serious shade about the tattoo as well. "You know what we would say in my hometown about that? 'Bless his heart,'" Garner told Vanity Fair. "A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I the ashes in this scenario? I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes."
On "Watch What Happens Live," J.Lo added, "It's awful! What are you doing? His tattoos always have too many colors, they shouldn’t be so colorful. They should be cooler."
With the new photos confirming the tatt's authenticity, Twitter piled on the haterade -- see the most savage reactions below:
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— pixelated boat [ASMR] binaural ~4 hours~ (@pixelatedboat) March 18, 2018
Wow, did you guys see Ben Affleck's tattoo!? pic.twitter.com/D5MwPwz0mX— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) March 19, 2018
Ben Affleck and Jared Leto's Joker have the same tattoo on their backs?! 😂 pic.twitter.com/4CGXsEfncv— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) March 16, 2018
I’ve been following the Ben Affleck back tattoo drama more closely than the Mueller investigation.— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) March 18, 2018
you ever see ben affleck in a movie and forget for a second that he has a giant tattoo of a psychedelic phoenix rising from the ashes that covers his entire back because I DON'Thttps://t.co/thMBiyHr0r pic.twitter.com/YZxV8grUh0— Brian Grubb (@briancgrubb) March 16, 2018
Next time you're feeling sad, remember that you're not Ben Affleck so you (probably) don't have a tattoo so big and so ugly and so universally ridiculed that you had to lie and say it was only temporary and just for a movie when it is so clearly not. (https://t.co/MQJfdA25tk) pic.twitter.com/sU72CUK4TG— Crystal Methanny (@RafiDAngelo) March 18, 2018
Peak schadenfreude at Ben Affleck’s horrible, humongous breakup tattoo that was not, in fact, for a movie. https://t.co/P7CeeyrCPn— Ashley Spencer (@AshleyySpencer) March 17, 2018
Ben Affleck’s back tattoo is like if Lisa Frank had a darker childhood. pic.twitter.com/JPCZeZUDlb— Karen Howell (@karenehowell) March 18, 2018
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. Holy moly. What a wonderful gift to all of us this is. Truly a great day to be alive because of this obscenely dumb tattoo. (via @people) pic.twitter.com/8LtvmF1Z5h— Dashiell Driscoll (@dashiell) March 19, 2018
Sarah Jessica Parker liking this Instagram post about Ben Affleck’s awful back tattoo is the funniest thing I have seen in 2018. pic.twitter.com/OIFNnlZSfv— Eva Palmer (@Eva_Palmer) March 18, 2018
this ben affleck tattoo drama is further proof that he never deserved jennifer garner in the first place pic.twitter.com/0Ky4do5NJ1— Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) March 18, 2018
y'all i'm still thinking about the fact that ben affleck lied about his back tattoo for almost two years— Katsian Andor (@dogunderwater) March 19, 2018
Me finding out that Ben Affleck's hideous tattoo is real after all and even more hilarious now that he lied about it pic.twitter.com/cza8esczND— ✨Tabitha Huizinga✨ (@TLHuizinga) March 18, 2018
I know we’ve got a lot of Trump stuff going on. But I feel like Ben Affleck’s back tattoo should be a way bigger story pic.twitter.com/2YBbsBg5y9— Andreas Valhouli (@AndreasVFarb5) March 18, 2018
Ben Affleck's back tattoo pic.twitter.com/PaiA2mPIVl— Melanie BW (@MelanieBDub) March 17, 2018