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The Real Reason Dolly Parton Has Tattoos

Perri Ormont Blumberg
The Real Reason Dolly Parton Has Tattoos

Does the Smoky Mountain Songbird have tattoos? You may be surprised to learn she does indeed: "I have some tattoos that I started doing just to cover up some scarring," Parton shared in a Larry King interview, per The Boot.

"I have a tendency to scar easily, and I'm so fair-skinned that I stay purple right where I've had a scar," Parton revealed. "So I started having little pastel tattoos, pastel butterflies or little things, just to cover scars."

Interestingly, in public appearances, you likely won't see Parton's tattoos on display, as she wears outfits that conceal them or cover them up.

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Safe to say that next time we catch a Dolly Parton performance — whether it's live from our couch or at the Grand Ole Opry — we'll be on the lookout for light-colored butterflies fluttering out from her sleeves.