The three-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game is approaching on April 13 – a date that Nike has officially dubbed “Mamba Day.”
With Mamba Day on the horizon, legendary tattoo artist Steve Butcher took to instagram today to reveal one of his latest Kobe Bryant pieces. As is the case with all of Butcher’s work, the ink is incredibly life-like.
This isn’t the first time that Butcher unleashed a jaw-dropping Kobe tattoo – Last year he immortalized Kobe’s infamous dunk over Dwight Howard.
In fact, Butcher is responsible for a plethora of photorealistic NBA tattoos, including the unforgettable LeBron James x Dwyane Wade artwork, as well as other tats inspired by Paul Pierce, Michael Jordan, JR Smith and Steph Curry.
Check out some of those masterpieces below, and head over to his IG profile @SteveButcherTattoos for more.