EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Ling Reveals Tattoo In Honor of Captive Sister

Jun. 8 2009, Published 9:05 a.m. ET

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Journalist and former The View co-host Lisa Ling is doing more than talking about her sister Laura's confinement in North Korea--she's getting inked up in honor of the horrible struggle.

In an exclusive interview with, Lang showed off an artful tattoo of a dove on her ankle, one she said she suffered through by thinking of her imprisoned sibling.

"I'm not going to lie it definitely didn't feel good, but right now my sister is going through a challenging time," Lang told us.

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"I just sort of sat there and took the pain and I said to myself, 'I'm going to take this for Laura.' It totally got me through it."

Laura and fellow reporter Euna Lee were just sentenced to twelve years of labor prison in the nation for the "grave crime" of crossing over their border from China.

"My sister was trying to tell a story," Ling said of Laura and Euna's mission, covering female trafficking across borders for Al Gore's Current TV.

"There are two Americans who are being held in North Korea who desperately want to come home to families that miss them."

Ling encouraged all to a sign a petition pleading for their release, which you can find here



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