Vanessa Bryant honored her late husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and their four children, 17-year-old Natalia, the late Gianna, 3-year-old Bianka, and 1-year-old Capri Bryant, with a special new tattoo.
Vanessa Bryant took to her (private) Instagram to share a photo of her new ink, which was each member of the family: “Kobe, Vanessa, Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, Capri,” tatted in black script on her foot. She captioned the post: “First tatt in @misterctoons new Santa Monica shop. Thank you! #throwback l.a. love #tattooplacement check #KobeVanessaNataliaGiannaBiankaCapri Together Forever.”
Vanessa Bryant’s new tattoo isn’t the only ink that she has to honor her late husband and daughter. In February 2020, she got a special tribute to Gianna on her wrist and a “sweet message” from Kobe tatted on her neck, though she hasn’t revealed exactly what the messages say.
Kobe Bryant’s team he won five NBA Championships with during his career, the Los Angeles Lakers, recently won the 2020 NBA Finals, winning the franchise’s 17th NBA Championship after defeating the Miami Heat in six games. The team dedicated their Championship win to Kobe and Gianna, and Vanessa Bryant congratulated them on her Instagram Story, sending a heartfelt message to Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka.
– Vanessa Bryant congratulates Rob Pelinka pic.twitter.com/ZWRyaXcZdK
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 12, 2020
She posted a photo of Kobe and Pelinka that said “Go Lakers” and captioned the post: “Congratulations Uncle P! Congratulations @Lakers Kobe was right, RP! “Stay the course, block out the noise.” @kobebryant Wish Kobe and Gigi were here to see this.”
The Lakers’ 17th Championship comes nine months after Kobe and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, along with Alyssa, John and Keri Altobelli, Payton and Sarah Chester, Christina Mauser, and pilot Ara Zobayan were tragically killed in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. Gianna was 13 and Kobe was 41 when they passed and they are survived by Vanessa and daughters Natalia, Bianka, and Capri Bryant.