Dolly Parton has tattoos to cover her scars.
The “9 to 5” hitmaker has sparked speculation over the years that her preference for dresses and long sleeve tops was to hide her heavy body art, but she insisted she only had “a few little ones” inked in pastel colors, which she obtained to conceal different marks on her skin.
She said: “I have a few small tattoos here and there. Most of my tattoos have come because I’m very fair and I tend to get scars when I cut myself. surgeries for different things, and if the scars don’t heal properly, I just have to put on tattoos to remove the sting. I don’t have the real heavy, dark tattoos. Mine are all pastel. And I have more than one! “
Some of Dolly’s tattoos are butterflies because she has always been fascinated by “beautiful” creatures.
She told W magazine: “I was in trouble with my mom because they had to come find me and I was chasing a butterfly from bush to bush.
“Butterflies don’t sting, they don’t bite, and they’re so beautiful. And I just kind of bonded with them with my own personality. I claimed them as my little symbol.
Roseanne Barr sparked initial speculation about Dolly – who is married to Carl Dean – being heavily inked in 2011 after she spoke about the 75-year-old country legend’s “awesome” body art in an interview.