For his or her first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez debuted their matching tattoos, with J.Lo sharing their latest ink in a carousel of photos on her Instagram timeline. The gathering also included shots of the couple now and twenty years ago after they first got together.
“Commitment. Blissful Valentine’s Day my love,” Lopez captioned the post, together with an infinity emoji sign that mirrored the tattoo on her rib cage. The infinity symbol on her torso also had their names worked into the design with an arrow through it.
She hashtagged the post with “commitment is sexy,” “that is us then,” and “that is us now.”
A source told Entertainment Tonight that the couple desired to honor their commitment to one another “in a cool, fun and unique way.”
How that might look was the topic of much conversation, and eventually Lopez “listened to Ben’s input on what they ultimately decided to go along with because he already has so many tattoos.”
The source adds that Lopez trusted her husband “knew he would have a superb idea of what would look good on each of them.”
Affleck’s tattoo matches Lopez’s in theme, with two crossed arrows with the letters “J” and “B” nestled between them. The source said that Affleck and Lopez are “very completely satisfied with how” the ultimate results look. Affleck thinks that the placement of his wife’s tattoo is great and that the “tattoo looks sexy and excellent on her. He loves the spot where she got it.”
The pair would probably be honest with each other in the event that they felt otherwise; Lopez joked about Affleck’s famous massive phoenix tattoo on his back, saying, “It’s awful! I’d tell him that! Like, what are you doing? It has too many colours. His tattoos all the time had too many colours. They should not be so colourful, what I mean? They needs to be cooler.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will likely be released by Dial Press in February 2022.