Dig this ALIEN tattoo! Me knowing my ALIEN, I immediately recognized that the artwork was taken from the cover to Dark Horse Comic ALIENS: EARTH WAR #1, by John Bolton (albeit mirrored). Except they've added those lame cartoon "vampire" hands, which I just don't get. Why would someone do that? "Hey, I'd like this cool Alien design tattooed on my arm....oh, but can you also add these stupid cartoon hands to it?" I mean, atleast add some biomechanical texture to them to better integrate them into the Alien. The more I think about it, the more that pisses me off. Anyway, below is the comparison of the comic and tattoo. When it comes to ALIEN stuff, I know my shit, G.
The other covers in the 4-issues series by Bolton weren't as strong in my opinion, and the comic itself was lacking (Bolton did not do the interior artwork). I really like Bolton's cover to #1. It incorporates the BODY of Giger's original design and the HEAD of James Cameron's version. The proportions, angles and detail work is pretty close to accurate; just the right amount of his own artistic liberties added. Issue 2 was a good idea, but the proportions are all wrong and the head looks weird and too streamlined in its curves. Don't ge me started on Issues 3 and 4 - they had the "new aliens" in them. Bah! I do not acknowledge that shit. Anyway, I've always thought the cover to Issue 1 was one of the best depictions of the Alien. And when it comes to anything ALIEN, My opinion is absolute. Always know that .