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Ben Affleck shows off huge back tattoo, while Justin Bieber teases smaller tat

Ben Affleck has a number of tattoos scattered across his body, but his latest ink dwarfs the rest.
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Ben Affleck has a number of tattoos scattered across his body, including roses, barbed wire, a skull and a cross. But his latest ink dwarfs the rest.

The actor now sports a massive tattoo on his back — from shoulder to shoulder and top to who-knows-how-low-it-goes.

Ben Affleck reveals huge back tattoo on the set of "Live by Night."
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A photo of the 43-year-old wearing an open-backed hospital gown on the set of his upcoming film, "Live by Night," reveals a fantastical phoenix rising from ... well, we can't quite tell if there are any flames down there, but the epic bird is definitely rising from his waistband.

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We've reached out to the actor to confirm that it's real, but so far no comment. Sources tell our friends at E! News that it is real and it's not for a movie.

The first hint of his body art came back in July, shortly after his split from wife Jennifer Garner, when one paparazzo spotted a tiny bit of the design peeking out from under Affleck's shirt.

At the time, many publications and fans on social media speculated that it was just a lower-back tat. Now we know it's so much more!

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But the Oscar-winner isn't the only star showing off a recent tattoo. Justin Bieber has added a new entry to his body gallery, too.

The singer took to Instagram to share a small (in Affleck terms) set of angel wings on the back of his neck.

That joins the dozens of other designs on the 21-year-old.

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