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Incredible Realistic Kobe Bryant Tattoo You Have To See

Credit: Steve Butcher

Credit: Steve Butcher

The Los Angeles Lakers have had some of the greatest players of all time play for their franchise at some point of their careers. One of the most famous of these superstar Lakers is Kobe Bryant, who is absolutely adored by all Laker fans out there.

It’s almost three years to the date of Kobe Bryant’s final ever NBA match, April 13th, it’s been dubbed by Nike as “Mamba Day”.

With Mamba Day coming up shortly, legendary tattoo artist Steve Butcher went to Instagram to show off one of his recent incredible looking Kobe Bryant tattoo.

It’s incredible to say the least, the tattoo is so realistic that it actually looks like a genuine photograph of the Lakers champion. The sweat running down Kobe’s face is unbelievable along with the famous yellow jersey. However, this isn’t the first time that Butcher has captured the brilliance of Kobe Bryant through tattoos. Last year, he created an absolute masterpiece, Kobe’s infamous dunk over Dwight Howard, it’s something that every basketball fan needs to check out.

For more of Steve Butcher’s work, head over to his Instagram page,

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I remember watching this dunk like it was yesterday! I nearly hit the ceiling haha @kobebryant dunks on @dwighthoward Done at the @florencetattooconvention over 2 days about 14 hours work Done using @inkjecta @intenzetattooink @inkeeze @killerinktattoo @dermalizepro @electrumstencilproducts @immortalprime @cheyenne_tattooequipment @thelvxlightofficial @mdwipeoutz @sullenclothing @inkedmag @tattoosocietymagazine @espn @nba @lakers @sportscenter @tmz_tv @bleacherreport

A post shared by Steve Butcher (@stevebutchertattoos) on Oct 11, 2018 at 8:57am PDT