Vanessa Bryant expands her body art to pay tribute to her daughter Gianna.
On Tuesday March 23rd, Vanessa shared a series of Instagram posts showing the new tattoo on her right upper arm that read “Mambacita”. The art work features a heart to dot the “i” and a butterfly at the end of the last “a”.
This was Gianna’s nickname and a game with dad Kobe Bryant‘s “Black Mamba” moniker. An avid basketball player herself, Gianna was 13 years old when she and Kobe were among the nine people who died in a tragic helicopter crash on January 26, 2020.
“Mambacita,” Vanessa, 38, simply labeled the photo and added heart and butterfly emojis.
Among the supporters who praised the piece was La La Anthonywho commented: “This is sooooo good !!!” It contained a series of heart-and-eye emojis.
Prior to the final reveal, Vanessa shared several videos of having her regular tattoo artist do the ink. Nikko Hurtado.