Get ready for it: Ridley Scott’s Alien turns 40 next year.
Even four decades later, the chestburster scene that killed Kane (played by John Hurt) remains one of the most iconic moments from the science fiction horror film, and in all of movie history.
To date, there are seven films in the Alien franchise, consisting of four films in the original series, two crossovers with Predator, and two prequels, Prometheus and Alien: Covenant; more than enough content to inspire your Alien themed tattoo.
Just a glance of the Xenomorph designed by H. R. Giger is enough to send shivers down your spine, but do these tattoos have the same effect?
Choose your movie, select your character or creature (or Xenomorph form), decide on a tattoo style and then you can begin creating a short-list of tattoo artists suitable for the job. Have a scroll through these 30 tattoos and see what sparks your imagination.
For some more Alien inspiration, take a look at these spoopy Xenomorph tattoos.
Illustrative neo trad Ripley and Xenomoph tattoo by @javierfranko
Colour realism Ripley tattoo by @danmolloytattooer
Panther x Xenomorph tattoo by @tattooelvis
Black and grey Xenomorph tattoos by @egg_ink
Predator and Xenomorph tattoos by @drkturcotte
Xenomorph tattoo by @dan_gagne
Xenomorph tattoo by @chase_tattoos
Colour realism Xenomorph tattoo by @kristiankimonides
Blackwork Xenomorph tattoo by @jamie.christ
Neo trad Xenomorph tattoo by @deankalcoff
Xenomorph love heart tattoo by @sparks_electrictattooing
Colour realism Xenomorph tattoo by @bmerck_ink
Traditional style Xenomorph tattoo by @alex_bach85
Black and grey Xenomorph tattoo by @anrijsstraume