Stop press: the world’s worst celebrity tattoo has been confirmed as a fake.
Okay, that’s a lie. The worst celebrity tattoo to date is still definitely Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s rose covered bum. But still, the recent sighting of Ben Affleck’s tattoo — where his back was playing host to a colourful phoenix — was pretty bad.
But thankfully, Affleck has confirmed that the colourful creation, which was caught on film by paparazzi back in December and spanned the better part of the 43-year-old’s back, was just a requirement for an upcoming film and not a new addition to his body.
When questioned about the tattoo during a recent press interview for his upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Affleck told interviewer Mario Lopez the tattoo was not there to stay.
“Fake. For a movie,” he said.
“I actually do have a number of tattoos,” he continued. “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 a while.”
And while it’s not known what Affleck’s other tattoos are, his exes feelings about them are definitely clear.