Kobe Bryant's sister Sharia gets tribute tattoo to him and his daughter Gianna

Kobe Bryant's sister Sharia Washington has revealed her new tribute tattoo to the late basketball star and his daughter Gianna.

The father and daughter were tragically killed aged 41 and 13 in a devastating helicopter crash on January 26 alongside nine others.    

Sharia took to Instagram on Wednesday night to reveal that she had received a tribute tattoo in honour of Kobe and Gianna. 

Tribute: Kobe Bryant's sister Sharia Washington has revealed her new tribute tattoo to the late basketball star and his daughter Gianna

Tribute: Kobe Bryant's sister Sharia Washington has revealed her new tribute tattoo to the late basketball star and his daughter Gianna

The tribute tattoo has a black Mamba snake wrapped around the numbers two and 24, which were Gianna and Kobe's basketball jersey numbers. 

Sharia penned alongside the snap: 'Thank you @peterbarriostattoo,' followed by prayer hands, a snake and a heart emoji. 

In January, the heartbroken sibling shared a photo of herself with Kobe, who was wearing a T-shirt with her tattoo design on it. 

She penned alongside it: 'On behalf of our family, we join Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka and Capri in grieving the loss of Kobe and Gianna in such a tragic accident. 

Tragic: The father and daughter were tragically killed aged 41 and 13 in a devastating helicopter crash on January 26 alongside nine others (pictured together in July 2019)

Tragic: The father and daughter were tragically killed aged 41 and 13 in a devastating helicopter crash on January 26 alongside nine others (pictured together in July 2019) 

Family: In January, the heartbroken sibling shared a photo of herself (right) with Kobe, who was wearing a T-shirt with her tattoo design on it

Family: In January, the heartbroken sibling shared a photo of herself (right) with Kobe, who was wearing a T-shirt with her tattoo design on it 

'We are devastated by the loss of our brother, son, our niece and granddaughter, and our hearts go out to all the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday. 

'Our lives are forever changed. Thank you for your prayers, the numerous calls, texts, emails and cards. Please visit MambaOnThree.org to support the families affected by Sunday’s tragedy and to honour Kobe and Gianna’s legacy.' (sic) 

Earlier this week, a public memorial was held for Kobe and Gianna at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, where Kobe played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 17 seasons of his two-decade NBA career. 

The star-studded crowd were all personal friends, family and fans of the Bryant family, and appeared visibly moved as they watched Kobe's widow Vanessa speak about her double loss.   

Love: Kobe pictured with wife Vanessa and daughters Gianna, Bianka, Capri and Natalia (L-R)

Love: Kobe pictured with wife Vanessa and daughters Gianna, Bianka, Capri and Natalia (L-R) 

The ceremony began with

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