The actor has originally said the large tattoo of a phoenix, which covered his whole back, was fake when he was first asked about it in 2016.
The Oscar victor, 45, took to Twitter to break his silence after photographers captured an image of his back tattoo, which features a phoenix rising from ashes.
A New Yorker piece published this week, titled "The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck", renewed interest in the tattoo, and addressed the rising tide of Sad Affleck memes that have ricocheted around the internet since the actor was caught looking particularly despondent during a "Batman v Superman" interview.
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'I'm doing fine. Thick skin bolstered by a garish tattoo, ' he tweeted at the weekly.
The pictures - taken on the beach in Hawaii - went viral and attracted a slew of criticism earlier this month, but it's not the first time the tattoo has drawn attention. 'I support him in all of his artistic expression'.
'You know what we would say in my hometown about that? "'Bless his heart, '" she told Vanity Fair.
"Am I the ashes in this scenario?" she mused.