This is what Matt Damon thinks about Ben Affleck’s massive back tattoo

Through thick and thin, Matt Damon will always support Ben Affleck. In a new interview, the Suburbicon actor shared his thoughts about his BFF’s massive back tattoo.

“It’s not one man’s job to tell another man what he can do to his back,” Damon, 47, said during an appearance on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah on Wednesday, March 21. “You know, I support him in all of his artistic expression.”

With a laugh, host Trevor Noah replied, “Fair enough. That’s a good friend answer, actually.”

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Ben Affleck shows off a huge back tattoo while filming ‘Triple Frontier.’BACKGRID

The Manchester by the Sea producer also joked during the interview that Affleck, 45, just can’t get enough of him. “Unfortunately, I can’t seem to shake him,” he quipped. “I’ve known him since I was 10, so it’s [been] 37 years.”

The movie stars grew up together as children in Massachusetts before they both landed their big break with the 1997 drama Good Will Hunting. They cowrote and starred in the Robin Williams-led movie, which was nominated for nine Oscars, including best picture. The duo won best screenplay for the film.

The Gone Girl actor first unveiled his tattoo of a colorful phoenix on the set of Live by Night in Los Angeles in December 2015. “A phoenix rising from the ashes,” his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, later told Vanity Fair. “Am I the ashes in this scenario? I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes.”

Though a source confirmed to Us Weekly at the time that Affleck’s ink was real, he claimed to Extra in 2016 that it was actually “for a movie.” However, the tattoo made headlines again when the actor put it on full display on Thursday, March 15, while going shirtless on a beach in Hawaii.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus enjoy coffee while holding hands on January 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus enjoy coffee while holding hands on January 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus enjoy coffee while holding hands on January 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Lindsay Shookus is seen in the Upper West Side on January 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are seen on January 05, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are seen on January 05, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are seen on November 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck are seen on November 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are seen on November 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Jeff Garlin, Charissa Thompson, Larry David, Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck attend the HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck and girlfriend Lindsay Shookus step out for dinner in Manhattan on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck and girlfriend Lindsay Shookus step out for dinner in Manhattan on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus attend the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck (L) and Lindsay Shookus are seen in the Upper West Side on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus attend the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JULY 19: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are seen leaving the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Mid-Town Manhattan on July 19, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
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