Amid years of speculation about some hidden body art, Dolly Parton has lastly spoken out about these long-standing tattoo rumors. In an interview with PEOPLE, the nation icon confirmed that hidden beneath these jaw-dropping rhinestone-emblazoned ensembles is a set of “clever” ink.
Talking with the outlet in September 2020, the “9 to five” songstress confirmed, “I do have some tattoos.” She went on to name her ink “tasteful,” admitting that whereas she does have just a few of them, she is “not a tattoo woman.” In accordance with Parton, who mentioned the ink is “fairly, they’re clever,” the tattoos she has opted to get through the years maintain significance, as they “normally began out to cowl some scar, to not make an enormous assertion.”
“Ribbons and bows and butterflies are the issues that I’ve. I used to be very sick for some time and I needed to put on a feeding tube. It left a bit indention in my facet and I did not prefer it as a result of I am so truthful that scars flip purple on me,” she mentioned. “I wish to make positives out of negatives. I had a bit beehive tattooed over it — a bit yellow-and-brown beehive with a tiny little bee on high of the hive. The mouth of it’s that little sinkhole.”
Parton previously discussed her tattoos through the ultimate episode of the 2019 podcast Dolly Parton’s America. On the time, Parton confirmed that she does the truth is “have just a few tattoos on my physique,” although she mentioned, “they aren’t meant to be tattoos for the sake of tattoos.” She defined that when she “began gettin’ just a few little issues performed, I had just a few little tattoos to cowl up the scarring. However I am not tattooed throughout like a motorbike lady or something.” She mentioned that the tattoos that she does have are “very delicate,” and revealed, “I’ve some butterflies, I’ve some lace and a few little bows — a pair issues like that.”
In her 2020 interview with PEOPLE, Parton addressed extra than simply these tattoo rumors, additionally poking enjoyable at rumors that come up right here and there concerning her well being. At 75 years previous, Parton acknowledged that occasionally a narrative comes up “the place I am bedridden as a result of my boobs are so heavy that I am crippled for all times on my again.” Joking that the headlines usually learn, “DOLLY BEDRIDDEN,” they usually “discover a image of me, from after I was really doing a video, you recognize, laying on all of the mattress someplace,” Parton mentioned simply laughs, quipping, “effectively, they’re heavy, however they have not crippled me but.”