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24 Amazing Tribute Tattoos for Kobe Bryant

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

It’s been just over a month since the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his thirteen-year old daughter, Gianna. Since then, an outpouring of love and respect in the form of body art has transpired across the globe, as just a further signification of the people he touched the world over.

This collection of tattoos is from a number of renowned artists who designed these beautiful tributes for celebrity friends of Kobe’s, as well as family, and countless fans everywhere.

#1:  LeBron’s Homage Paid

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

This piece for LeBron James was designed and inked by Vanessa Aurelia, a popular tattoo artist among pro athletes.

 

#2:  A Laker By Design

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

A fan dedication piece inked by Bran.D and Inal Bersekov.

 

#3:  Champion Swagger

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

A fan dedication piece inked by Felipe Pinheiro.

 

#4:  Stepping Off The Court, But Never Away From The Game

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

A fan tribute designed and inked by Oleg-Tattoo.

 

 

#5:  Posterized

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

A fan dedication inked piece by Steve Butcher.

 

 #6:  Shining Down

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

This is another tribute inked by Vanessa Aurelia.

 

#7:  From The Streets

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

A fan tribute piece inked by Trazy One ONK.

 

#8:  An Iconic Staple

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

A fan dedication inked by Lukasz Wrzalik.

#9: Mamba Mentality

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

Another beautiful tribute inked by Steve Butcher.

 

#10: Legend of Los AngelesTop 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

Accompanying a portrait of fellow late Los Angeles legend, Nipsey Hussle; designed and inked by Drew Dimas.

 

 

#11:  A Sister’s Dedication

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

Taking the internet by storm, Kobe Bryant’s sister, Sharia Bryant Washington’s tribute to her late brother and niece, Gianna, has since be heralded across social media.

 

#12:  The Game’s Personal Tribute

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

Inked by Sile Sanda, Los Angeles-native star rapper The Game had a sideways 8 tattooed above his eyebrow to signify “FOREVER”.

#13:  Lethal Logo

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

I couldn’t find who the artist was on this one, but this is a phenomenal piece of artwork represented by the Kobe Bryant logo and his menacing spirit animal.

 

#14:  Mamba Out

Top 24 Kobe Dedication Tattoos

Another fantastic piece of art with no artist name to be found, the “Mamba Out” 60-point final career moment is captured impeccably by whomever did it.

 

#15:  A Face To An Icon

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

The representation of both face and logo of Kobe Bryant, iconically. (Artist unknown)

 

#16:  Teenage Superstar

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

A youthful Kobe Bryant depicted (assuming to be Number 8) above his transition into the role as Number 24. (Artist unknown)

 

#17:  Under Lakers Lights

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

Lifelike artistry captured in this fan dedication piece (artist unknown).

 

#18:  Anthony Davis’ Tribute

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

Another depiction of the Kobe Logo and Black Mamba representation, Los Angeles Lakers star forward Anthony Davis turned to Vanessa Aurelia as well for this masterpiece.

 

#19:  J.R. Smith’s Tribute

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

NBA veteran J.R. Smith was another client of Vanessa Aurelia, depicting Kobe’s timeless image of gazing into the Larry O’Brien Trophy, sitting in the champion Lakers locker room post-victory.

 

#20:  Odell Beckham Jr’s Tribute

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr had Ganga Tattoo perform this Kobe dedication piece.

 

#21:  Playoff Prowess

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

The playoff killer instinct of Kobe Bryant is depicted here by artist Steve Butcher.

 

#22:  A Winning Will

Top 24 Kobe Dedication Tattoos

Another beautiful piece of dedication art by Steve Butcher.

 

#23:  Always Ready

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

Kobe depicted in his warmups by artist Steve Butcher.

 

#24:  Satisfaction

Top 24 Kobe Bryant Dedication Tattoos

The full image we all remember of Kobe clutching the Larry O’Brien in the Lakers locker room after winning it all. (Artist unknown)

Chris "Topher" Giordani is a sports gambling nerd who derives his passion for such from a number of avenues, particularly the ilk of fantasy sports. Currently working and residing in Orange County, California, daily fantasy sports consume a vast majority of his attention span on any given day. Reviving his sports rant podcast in 2019. #FadeTheChalk

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