Ben Affleck’s tattoo is apparently real

Ben Affleck.
Ben Affleck. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/file 2017

The question that gripped that public for years finally has an answer.

Yes, Ben Affleck apparently did get a tattoo that takes up nearly his entire back. And yes, it is cringe-worthy.

People magazine ran a photo of Affleck at the beach with a tattoo of what looks like a colorful phoenix rising from his lower back.

Affleck reportedly got the tattoo after splitting with Jennifer Garner but claimed that it was for a movie.

Good luck to the makeup artist who has to cover it up for future film projects.