Vanessa Bryant is honoring her family with another tattoo tribute. Bryant displayed her new body art on Instagram on Tuesday.
The elegant, yet simple foot tattoo shows the name of Bryant’s family. The tattoo starts right below Bryant’s ankle with the name of her late husband and former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. It then runs along the side of her foot down toward the side of her toe listing her name and the names of her daughters – Natalia, the late Gianna, Bianka and Carpi.
The artwork lists the names of each family member in the order of their birth. Kobe Bryant was 41, Vanessa, 38, Natalia, 17, the late Gianna, 14, Bianka, three, and Capri, one. The NBA star and his daughter Gianna both died alongside seven others in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
The new tribute to Bryant’s family was inked by famous tattoo artist Mister Cartoon. Earlier this week, Mr. Cartoon inked a Kobe Bryant tribute on Snoop Dogg.
“First tatt in @misterctoons new Santa Monica shop. Thank you! #throwback l.a. love #tattooplacement check #KobeVanessaNataliaGiannaBiankaCapri Together Forever.”
The 38-year-old shared a photo of the artwork in her grey heels.
“#MiFamilia Thank you @misterctoons,” adding hearts in red, purple and gold.
Bryant also had other Kobe tributes tattooed on her body back in February. However, she did not reveal the details. Reportedly, the artwork on her wrist was a special message from Gianna. There was also a “sweet message” from Kobe on her neck. She thanked a different tattoo artist, Nikki Hurtado, for completing that work.
Notable friends of Vanessa’s have reached out to her supporting her new tattoo including Khloe Kardashian. Kardashian reached out saying, “You are so beautiful and so strong.”
Vanessa congratulated the Lakers after winning the title
On Sunday, Bryant sent a congratulations to Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka. Pelinka was also a close friend and confidante of Kobe’s.
“Go Lakers! Congratulations Uncle P!” she wrote to Pelinka.
During the NBA Finals in Orlando, the Lakers were Kobe’s Black Mamba jerseys for Game 5.
The team dedicated the season to the memory of Kobe Bryant who spent two decades with the Lakers before retiring in 2016.
After the Lakers won the Finals, Vanessa wrote “wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this” with a heart emoji.