There’s no reason for Dolly Parton to hide her tattoos, so why is the country singer abandoning rumours citing she has them? Dolly Parton’s tattoo rumours aren’t rumours anymore!
She is one of the world’s most iconic country music stars and has lent her voice to a myriad of projects. Dolly Parton‘s startling $500 million and counting net worth didn’t come easily, she first achieved success with her 1967 debut. Her album ‘Hello, I’m Dolly‘ led to her popularity in the ’60s and also brought her collaborations with Porter Wagoner.
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- Dolly Parton jokes about getting more tattoos
Her peak arrived in the 1970s and has continued to rise ever since. This singer has travelled far beyond her Nashville roots and is credited for broadening the audience for country music. Dolly Parton paved the way for other country music artists who came after her and followed in her inspiring footsteps.
She’s a legendary icon who, over the years, has gone on to become one of the world’s most-loved celebrities. So why is it that Dolly Parton repeatedly banishes rumours surrounding her tattoos? The singer’s inclination towards ink is a personal choice and she would never be judged for it. So why does Parton have tattoos if she believes she is “not a tattoo girl”?
Let’s reason with this rumour once and for all!
All about Dolly Parton’s tattoo rumours
The singer put her long-standing tattoo rumours to rest in an interview recently, but before that, let’s see their origin! For years, Dolly Parton’s fans have speculated that the singer has had tattoos, and her arms are covered in ink. If you’re wondering why there’s a solid theory behind it all.
The country legend’s eclectic style is inspiring, but fans have often spotted her wearing long sleeves. It’s impossible to look past it especially because Parton has been doing so for years. She hasn’t explicitly shared her love for long sleeves, but in an interview with “Vanity Fair” made a revelation.
“I don’t really like to make a big to-do of [the tattoos] because people make such a big damn deal over every little thing.” Her statement hinted that she got tattoos to cover her arms after her condition left her with scars.
Dolly Parton reveals she has “tasteful” tattoos
The singer finally got candid about her ink in an interview with “People” last year. “I do have some tattoos, that’s true”, the singing legend and feminist icon shared. “But they’re tasteful. I’m not a tattoo girl.”
Dolly Parton confirmed only one rumour, and it has nothing to do with the one about her having tattooed arms. “My tattoos are pretty, they’re artful, and they usually started out to cover some scar, not to make a big statement“, she shared.
“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.”
The country music legend shared that she liked to make the best out of a negative situation. Parton also revealed she had a beehive tattooed over a scar, “with a tiny little bee on top of the hive”.
Dolly Parton jokes about getting more tattoos
To be fair, Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus’ godmother so we can see where she’s getting her tattoo inspiration from. When the singer was asked if she had a tattoo of her husband Carl Dean, she denied it. “No, he’s tattooed on my heart.”
The singer joked about getting inked again so she could be covered in tattoos so the rumours would have truth to them.
“Who knows, I may get some more later. I may just have to get covered with tattoos just so everybody could be right!”
The rumours surrounding Dolly Parton’s tattoos got out of hand after photographs from red-carpet events drove fans crazy. The pictures saw the singer adorning colourful flowers around her lower neckline, which is probably one of her many artsy tattoos. While the singer obviously hasn’t provided photos of her ink, her statement is enough to keep rumours at bay. Just when we thought Dolly Parton couldn’t be more inspiring!
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