Ben Affleck came in defense of his controversial tattoo behind.
Ellen and actor told Ellen that the colorful phoenix was "representing something really important" to her in Thursday's episode of her show.
"There was a picture of your back tattoo that got a lot of attention," said the comedian after him and Affleck to discuss his new "Triple Frontier" movie.
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"It did, not very positive," Affleck answered, half-laughed. Ellen followed, it was called "a promise."
When the actress "Gone Girl" started to explain, Ellen said that "rising from your a."
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"It's important for me, I want it, it's something that I'm kind of kept private. It's not like I'm kind of doing photo shoots or anything," he continued. We do not know that the paparazzi is here so they got a picture of my tattoo and yes emotionally ran against. "
But despite criticism, the" Argo "star stood in ink, and added:" I love my tattoo. I'm very happy here. "
In an interview in March 2016 on Extra TV, Affleck said that the phoenix was" fake for a movie, "but two years ago when it was there, the New Yorker published an article  At that time, he criticized in response to the article, entitled "The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck," which states: "@NewYorker I'm fine. with beautiful tattoos. "