Margaret Cho has at least 12 known tattoos:
Maragret Cho has a tattoo on her upper right arm of an eye surrounded by beads. Margaret explains: “This is a lover’s eye, which is a Victorian jewelry they used to have. Secret lovers would give each other a Victorian kind of little charm and it had their eye — it didn’t have their whole face, just had their eye. And so this was done for me by a secret lover of mine, so it all sort of works out.”
Margaret Cho has a large purple peony tattoo on the left side of her chest. She has a few peony tattoos because her Korean name means peony.
Margaret Cho has a pink and orange peony on her right upper arm, which is one of a few on her body. “The reason I have a number of these flowers, peonies, is because my Korean name is Korean for ‘peony,’ so I have quite a few,” she says. She has another on her chest and a third on her lower back.
Margaret Cho has a tattoo on her left upper arm of a bird with the body of a phoenix and purple peacock feathers as the tail. “This is just kind of a cross between a phoenix and a peacock, which I just think is beautiful,” Margaret says.
Margaret Cho has a Japanese-style crane tattoo on her right thigh surrounded by cherry blossoms.
Margaret Cho’s upper back is covered in black and gray tattoos.
Margaret Cho has many cherry blossoms all over her body, including this on one her right calf. It was done by Barnaby from Mom’s Tattoos at the Pomona Fairplex along with a scattering of cherry blossoms on her thigh, which now surround her crane tattoo.
This black and white portion of Margaret Cho’s backpiece was done by Kat Von D. “I just got an amazing tattoo from Kat Von D on her show ‘LA Ink,'” she blogged. “I have been a fan for a long time and I am so excited to finally have it done. Kat is incredible and totally nice and funny and fun. We had an awesome time and it didn’t even hurt because Kat is so pretty nothing she does could possibly hurt anyone!”
Margaret has now covered the right side of her back as well.