Rihanna Sports New Tattoos In ‘Battleship’ Poster

By Jocelyn Vena

Rihanna threw us for a loop last month with her new “Thug Life” tattoo, but judging by the poster for the upcoming movie “Battleship,” there’ll be plenty more ink to see. In the new poster Rihanna sports some new, and even more intense, tattoos on her arm. (See full poster after the jump)

Posted on Acehoswbiz.com, the poster features a tatted-up Rihanna holding a machine gun, her cropped black hair under a hat. The poster is for the film’s international release and the taglines are all written in Italian, translating to roughly, “The Battle for Earth Will Happen on the Sea.” Fans of the pop star are certainly used to seeing her sport guns. She played a sexy military leader in her “Hard” video, where she pranced around in military couture (most of which lacked pants), danced on military vehicles, wore a helmet that included Mickey Mouse ears and used sexy glances to command her militia.

“I was surprised no one had ever thought to hire Rihanna,” director Peter Berg told MTV News recently about the singer’s casting in the film based on the board game. “I was a huge fan of her videos. Obviously she’s sexy, but she had this real intensity. I’m like, ‘Someone’s going to get her.’ “When I met with her, she came in a T-shirt and jeans, no makeup, very natural,” he added. “She was like, ‘Look, I want to be an actress. Don’t kiss my ass. Don’t lie to me. Push me. Treat me as you would any other actor. Help make me good.’ She is really, really good in ‘Battleship.’ ”

In addition to Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson and the film’s bad guy, a robot alien, also got the poster treatment. Brooklyn Decker and Hamish Linklater also star in the May 18 release.