Dolly Parton has multiple flower and butterfly tattoos to 'cover scars'

Dolly Parton attends We Are Family Foundation honors Dolly Parton & Jean Paul Gaultier at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
Dolly Parton attends We Are Family Foundation honors Dolly Parton & Jean Paul Gaultier at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Dolly Parton may be famed for her iconic look as much as her voice but she does keep some parts of herself well-concealed, including multiple tattoos.

The 73-year-old has divulged that she's been inked with flowers and butterflies to cover up "scars or things".

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Speaking on Good Morning America on Monday, the 9 to 5 singer shared: "I got them to cover scars or things. If I have to get a scar for any reason, I never can kind of get rid of that purple look.

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"So I thought, 'Well, I'm going to kind of decorate these with some flowers or little butterflies or whatever.'"

U.S singer Dolly Parton performs at Glastonbury music festival, England, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Thousands of music fans have arrived for the festival to see headliners Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
U.S singer Dolly Parton performs at Glastonbury music festival, England, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Thousands of music fans have arrived for the festival to see headliners Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

It comes as Parton has previously shot down rumours that she has sleeve tattoos up her arms.

Speaking to Today in 2014, she said: "People said the other day that the reason you wear sleeves is that you have snake tattoos all over you, and I said, 'No, I don't.'"

One core part of the country singer's image is her big blonde wigs, however, they are also the part of the reason why she won't go on the rides at her own theme park, Dollywood.

Dolly Parton poses for a photograph by her latest attraction, Adventure Mountain, during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Dollywood Theme Park, Friday, March 26, 2010 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Dolly Parton poses for a photograph by her latest attraction, Adventure Mountain, during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Dollywood Theme Park, Friday, March 26, 2010 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

She told The New York Times earlier in the year: "I don't ride the rides. I never have. I have a tendency to get motion sickness.

“Also, I'm a little bit chicken. With all my hair I got so much to lose, like my wig or my shoes.

“I don't like to get messed up. I'm gonna have some handsome man mess it up, I don't want some ride doing it."

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