Dolly Parton says her tattoos are tasteful

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Dolly Parton has been subject to rumors that she has sleeve tattoos because she typically covers her arms with clothing.
Over the years, the gossip hasn't let up.

However, Parton, 74, has never been in denial that she bears ink.

"I do have some tattoos, that's true," the "Jolene" singer told People magazine. "But they're tasteful. I'm not a tattoo girl."

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She continued: "My tattoos are pretty, they're artful and they usually started out to cover some scar, not to make a big statement." she says. "Ribbons and bows and butterflies are the things that I have."

Parton then explained her reasoning for getting tattoos.

"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," the "9 to 5" singer explained.

The scarring was an opportunity to have a positive experience from something negative, the country music legend said.

"I had a little beehive tattooed over it — a…
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