Comedian Margaret Cho Talks Tattoos with Needled
Exclusive videos and photos featuring Margaret Cho available now on imeem
KNOXVILLE, TN - (September 8, 2008) /PRNewswire/ — Asian-American comedian and tattoo enthusiast, Margaret Cho, shares her insights on body art, body image, and why tattoos make her feel sexier at Needled.com and on imeem at http://www.imeem.com/needledtattoo. Cho is a self-professed fan of Needled and credits the site's blog editor, Marisa DiMattia, with leading her to Nathan Kostechko, the tattoo design artist providing inspiration for the logo and artwork behind the new VH-1 reality series, The Cho Show.
"Margaret Cho is an example of how the fine art of tattoo enhances body image and can become an empowering experience," said DiMattia, a veteran tattoo aficionado, bloggist, and tattoo rights activist. "We're thrilled Margaret is a fan of our online community." "Needled is known for creating documentary-style content that provides a rare perspective on tattoo culture." she said.
Cho, who started her tattoo collection at 35, says she talks a lot about tattoos on The Cho Show and how they're a big part of her life. As a teenager struggling with bulimia and anorexia, Cho says she grew up with body image issues that tattoos helped her overcome. "People need to know what a real 35-year-old woman's body looks like!" exclaimed Cho. "I didn't feel glamorous as a kid. I don't want other kids to experience that."
Needled and Margaret Cho have also joined forces with imeem, the third largest social network in the U.S. with over 27 million users. imeem allows fans to discover new music, video, and photos, and share their taste with friends. Fans of the comedian can enjoy video interviews of Cho talking about her tattoos and can listen to her personal music playlists for free at http://www.imeem.com/needledtattoo. In addition, fans can easily share Cho's music and videos on their blogs and social networking profiles using imeem's embeddable playlists.
Needled.com is the premiere online destination for all things tattoo. Housing an exceptional library of original video covering the world's most amazing artists, shops, and shows, Needled.com uncovers the roots of virtually every tattoo genre. The Needled.com blog is written by NYC native, Marisa DiMattia, an attorney and one of the world's foremost experts on the fine art and culture of tattoos.
About Margaret Cho & The Cho Show
Margaret Cho was born December 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. Margaret starting performing as a stand-up comic at age 16 and in 1994 starred in short lived ABC sitcom called "All American Girl," the first Asian-American ethnic sitcom. Thirteen years after her catastrophic foray into television, Margaret is triumphantly returning to TV on her own terms, in her new Vh1 series, The Cho Show. For more information, visit www.margaretcho.com.