LeBron James reveals 'Mamba 4 Life' tattoo in tribute to Kobe Bryant after ...

As LeBron James and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers prepare for their Friday night game against the Portland Trailblazers, James showed off a new tattoo that pays homage to Kobe Bryant.

James, 35, took to his Instagram story on Wednesday to share a boomerang video of tattoo artist Vanessa Aurelia working on a tattoo on his leg.

The artwork was also visible on Thursday in photos of James working out with his team, while one of his teammates Anthony Davis, sharing that he's getting new ink as well from the same artist.

Ink is forever: The  tattoo features a coiled snake, entwined with roses and Bryant's numbers '24' and '8,' featuring the words 'Mamba 4 Life'

Ink is forever: The  tattoo features a coiled snake, entwined with roses and Bryant's numbers '24' and '8,' featuring the words 'Mamba 4 Life'

In loving memory: LeBron James took to Instagram Friday to reveal his new tattoo, in tribute to his late teammate Kobe Bryant

In loving memory: LeBron James took to Instagram Friday to reveal his new tattoo, in tribute to his late teammate Kobe Bryant

While the tattoo is still being worked on in James' boomerang video, he captioned the video with, 'It's that time again! Working with my girl @Nessaurelia!! Gang gang!'

James was seen on Thursday training with the rest of the Lakers at the team's facility in El Segundo, California, where the tattoo was seen, under a clear cellophane patch.

The black tattoo features a coiled snake, entwined with roses and Bryant's numbers '24' and '8,' featuring the words 'Mamba 4 Life.'

Workout: The artwork was also visible on Thursday in photos of James working out with his team, while one of his teammates Anthony Davis, sharing that he's getting new ink as well from the same artist

Workout: The artwork was also visible on Thursday in photos of James working out with his team, while one of his teammates Anthony Davis, sharing that he's getting new ink as well from the same artist

Workout: James was seen on Thursday training with the rest of the Lakers at the team's facility in El Segundo, California, where the tattoo was seen, under a clear cellophane patch

Workout: James was seen on Thursday training with the rest of the Lakers at the team's facility in El Segundo, California, where the tattoo was seen, under a clear cellophane patch

Also on Thursday, Anthony Davis took to his Instagram story to share a boomerang video of him getting a new tattoo on his leg as well, also from Aurelia.

Davis' tattoo is more difficult to decipher, but it's clearly being done in purple ink, the primary color of the Lakers.

The tattoo appears to have wings of some sort, but it's

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