Vanessa Bryant and her oldest daughter, model Natalia Bryant, spent Tuesday evening (March 23) doing some mother-daughter bonding by getting tattoos together. These weren’t just any tattoos though.
Bryant and her daughter asked Mexican-American tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado (LA Ink) to do the tattoos to honor her husband, the late Kobe Bryant, and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who died together in a plane crash, along with seven others, in January 2020.
This isn’t the widow’s first tattoo memorializing her late husband and daughter. She has also debuted tattoos in June 2020, October 2020, and most recently, in January. Most of the tattoos were designed by Hurtado, as well.
Bryant debuted the tattoos by posting a series of videos, and a couple of pics showing off the new tats.
Vanessa added “Mambacita” to her forearm, a tribute to her daughter Gianna, the nickname she earned for her basketball skills that reminded people of her basketball superstar father.
Similarly, she shared videos of their eldest daughter, Natalia, getting her first tattoos. “If you’re going to get a tattoo,” captioned Vanessa Bryanttt, “get it with me and with one of the best.”
Only one of the two tattoos Natalia got could be seen. On the inside of one of her fingers, the word “muse” is written. Muse was also the name of her father’s basketball documentary he released in 2015.