For their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez debuted their matching tattoos, with J.Lo sharing their new ink in a carousel of photos on her Instagram timeline. The collection also included shots of the couple now and twenty years ago when they first got together.
“Commitment. Happy Valentine’s Day my love,” Lopez captioned the post, along 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,” “this is us then,” and “this is us now.”
A source told Entertainment Tonight that the couple wanted to honor their commitment to each other “in a cool, fun and unique way.”
How that would look was the subject of much conversation, and eventually Lopez “listened to Ben’s input on what they ultimately decided to go with because he already has so many tattoos.”
The source adds that Lopez trusted her husband “knew he would have a good idea of what would look good on both 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 happy with how” the final results look. Affleck thinks that the location of his wife’s tattoo is great and that the “tattoo looks sexy and perfect on her. He loves the spot where she got it.”
The pair would probably be honest with one another if they felt otherwise; Lopez joked about Affleck’s famous massive phoenix tattoo on his back, saying, “It’s awful! I would tell him that! Like, what are you doing? It has too many colors. His tattoos always had too many colors. They shouldn’t be so colorful, you know what I mean? They should 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 be released by Dial Press in February 2022.