Remember that giant phoenix tattoo on Ben Affleck’s back that he once claimed was “fake for a movie”? Well, he is finally speaking out about it. The colorful ink got a lot of people talking when he was spotted filming shirtless scenes for his new Netflix movie, Triple Frontier, in Hawaii last March, and now Ben is coming to its defense. While promoting the film on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, the 46-year-old actor admitted that he saw the negative comments about it but that the tattoo is “meaningful” to him and he loves it. “I’m very happy with it,” he said. “Luckily, I’m the one who has it.” Ben also added that the ink “represents something important to me.” Take a closer look at the ink ahead, then see what else Ben had to say about that “phoenix rising from his ass” tattoo.