Ben Affleck has defended his controversial back tattoo.
The actor and director told Ellen that the colorful phenomenon "represents something very important" for him on Thursday's episode of her show.
"It was a photo of your back tattoo that received a lot of attention," came the comedies after she and Affleck discussed their new movie "Triple Frontier".
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When the "actor" actor began to explain, Ellen interacted that it was "from your a."
"It's a phoenix rising from my a–" Affleck admitted. "I was about to say that it represents something that is very important to me, but maybe we just skip it."
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" It makes sense to me, I like it. It's something I keep private. It wasn't like I was kind of doing photo shoots or anything, "he continued. We didn't know that paparazzi was there so they got a picture of my tattoo and yes the feeling ran out."
But despite the criticism stood " Argo "star at the ink and added:" I love my tattoo. I am very happy with it. "
In an interview with March 2016 with Extra TV, Affleck said the phenomenon was" fake for a movie "but two years later When it was still there, New Yorker published an article criticizing the tattoo.
At that time tweeted in response to the article titled "Ben Affleck's Big Sadness," says: "@NewYorker I am fine. Thick skin was enhanced by garish tattoos."