It’s long been rumored that Dolly Parton has tattoos; there has even been a widely circulated rumor that she is tattooed all up and down her arms and that’s why you always see her with long sleeves. Well, we don’t know if that one is true, but Dolly herself did confirm that she has a few tattoos on her body that no one sees.
She said on her NPR Podcast, “I have a few tattoos on my body. They are not meant to be tattoos for the sake of tattoos.”
Parton explains that because she is fair-skinned, scars discolor her skin or are otherwise prominent. She adds, “So I, when I first started gettin’ a few little things done, I had a few little tattoos to cover up the scarring. But I’m not tattooed all over like a bikewoman or anything.”
Dolly laughed and then offered, “I have some butterflies, I have some lace and some little bows — a couple things like that.”
You can listen to “Dolly Parton’s America” Podcast here.