Ryan Phillippe's Show of Strength

Posted Tuesday April 1, 2008 8:51 PM GMT

Making sure that he maintains his oh so hunky form, Ryan Phillippe was spotted out for a workout at Gym Nemo in West Hollywood earlier today (April 1).

And the Little Boy Blue actor had a surprise in store for the awaiting paparazzi, showing off some new ink on his arm as he rolled up his sleeves.

According to a source at the scene, "At first glance it looked like a piece of a bald eagle, perhaps a nod to his soldier character in his upcoming war drama Stop-Loss. However, at closer inspection the tat is obviously that of a phoenix rising from the ashes."

With Phillippe recently quoted as saying that he was physically distraught after his divorce from ex-wife Reese Witherspoon, maybe the new ink symbolizes him finding strength after reaching rock bottom.

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Enjoy the pictures of Ryan out for a workout earlier today (April 1).