Ben Affleck sporting an enormous new back tattoo Credit: FameFlynet

Ben’s back tat! It’s been a tumultuous year for Ben Affleck. While he awaits the arrival of his highly anticipated film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he’s also been dealing with a divorce from his wife of 10 years, Jennifer Garner. Now it looks like the Oscar winner, 43, has made a permanent change in his life.

Affleck has been spotted sporting an enormous new back tattoo. The colorful ink covers the entirety of his back and features what appears to be a phoenix with its wings spread wide across his shoulder blades.

A full shot of the new tattoo was captured by photographers on Tuesday, Dec. 8, while Affleck was working on the Los Angeles set of his upcoming film Live by Night, costarring Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, and Scott Eastwood. And the telling body art — the phoenix, of course, is a mythological creature and a symbol of rebirth and reinvention — is the real deal, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

“He got it done at home recently,” the insider tells Us Weekly of the new ink. 

The couple announced their divorce the day after their 10th wedding anniversary back in June. They share children Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3. Us later broke the story that Affleck, in the wake of that split, had started a romance with the kids’ nanny Christine Ouzounian.

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