Dolly Parton Reveals The Meaning Behind Her Tattoo

Dolly Parton Reveals The Meaning Behind Her Tattoo
September 23, 2020 - 20:11 / Amanda Stanford

Country star and cultural icon Dolly Parton gets some ink, and shares there's a touching reason behind it! Fans have speculated Parton was inked for a while, but this is the first time she's publicly addressed it.

Country star Dolly Parton is revealing those tattoo rumours are true! For years fans have speculated that she has been tattooed, but it wasn't until now that she coming clean!

Telling People exclusively the rumours are true, Parton reveals there's a meaningful reason behind the tasteful artwork!

Dolly Parton shares meaning behind her tattoo

Dolly Parton has been quiet thus far about whether or not she does have tattoos, and for the first time, she's admitting she does! In an exclusive interview with People, Parton reveals the meaning behind it.

"I do have some tattoos, that's true," the country icon admits. "But they're tasteful. I'm not a tattoo girl."

Dolly Parton speaks to the media during a press conference at Rod Laver Arena.

The 74-year-old has been a star for six decades, and one of her first songs, when she was just a teenager, was titled "Dumb Blonde", but Parton says she's anything but!

Not only is Parton a smart cookie, but she's also a feminist icon, which she says has been a real blessing. 

"I see it as a compliment, yes," Parton said to the publication. "I have never been willing to take a back seat to anybody because I was female. I just don't like labels. I suppose I'm a feminist if it comes to saying I'm glad to be feminine."

When it comes to rumours, Parton said there seems to be no shortage of them, adding, "One, it shows up about every three years in the tabloids, where I'm bedridden because my boobs are so heavy that I'm crippled for life on my back. I just laugh. Well, they are heavy, but they haven't crippled me yet."

The one rumour that seems to be true is her tattooed body! Parton revealed, "My tattoos are pretty, they’re artful and they usually started out to cover some scar, not to make a big statement."

"Ribbons and bows and butterflies are the things that I have," she elaborated. "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."

So, Parton said she decided to turn something she felt was ugly into something beautiful. 

"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," she said.

Parton then added that she might get more in the future, but that it's not a top priority for her.

"Who knows," she joked, "I may get some more later. I may just have to get covered with tattoos just so everybody could be right!"