Ben Affleck Shows Off His Massive Back Tattoo for the First Time: Pic!

Like a phoenix from the ashes, new curiosities about Ben Affleck’s giant back tattoo have arisen.

The Justice League star was photographed on the beach in Hawaii Thursday while filming his newest movie, Triple Frontier, with his tattoo on full display.

Affleck is seen only from the back in the photo, wearing blue swim trunks and drying his face with a towel, but it’s the back-covering phoenix tattoo that is the real attention grabber here.

Ben Affleck shows his phoenix tattoo in Hawaii March 2018

The mythic tale of this unexpected tattoo dates all the way back to July of 2015, when photogs caught their first glimpse of the bottom portion on Affleck’s tattoo on his lower back amidst his just announced divorce from ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.

The legend grew in December, when a better look at the tattoo was caught on the set of his self directed and starring drama Live By Night. A source told ET that the actor got a tattoo inside his wing of Garner’s home in Los Angeles, while staying there during their split…