Immediately following the shocking death of Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant, thousands of people stormed tattoo parlours for ink dedicated to the basketball icon and his 13-year-old daughter. Everything from realistic portraits to jersey numbers to quotes to nicknames have been permanently etched on the bodies of strangers who were impacted by the legacy that the father-daughter Bryants left behind, and now Vanessa Bryant has gotten some skin art in honor of her late husband and daughter.
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Vanessa Bryant shared brief video clips to Instagram on Wednesday (June 10), showing herself receiving a tattoo by Nikko Hurtado. “I wanted my boo boo’s @kobebryant sweet message transferred on me. ❤️@nikkohurtado came through for me. Thank you!” Vanessa wrote in the caption to her post. She has yet to show off what exactly she received, but it looks to be a straight line of lettering down the side of her neck to her shoulder.
The widow received an overwhelming amount of support from friends like Pau Gasol, Adrienne Bosh, and Tia Mowry. Tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado reposted the videos along with a caption that reads, “Truly honored to give you something to keep with you my friend. 🙏🏼.” Check it out below.