Dolly Parton's tattoos aren't a big statement, they are tasteful cover-ups

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“I do have some tattoos, that's true. But they're tasteful. I'm not a tattoo girl. My tattoos are pretty, they're artful and they usually started out to cover some scar, not to make a big statement,” she told People.


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“Ribbons and bows and butterflies are the things that I have. I was very sick for a while and I had to wear a feeding tube. It left a little indention in my side and I didn't like it because I'm so fair that scars turn purple on me,” she says.

“I like to make positives out of negatives. I had a little beehive tattooed over it - a little yellow-and-brown beehive with a tiny little bee on top of the hive. The mouth of it is that little sinkhole.”

Previously, Dolly admitted she doesn’t plan to retire as she’s just turned 74. She also hopes to be on the cover of Playboy magazine again when she turns 75. The country singer first appeared on the cover in 1978 when she was 32-years-old.

Compiled by Futhi Masilela

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