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Dolly Parton addresses tattoo rumors: 'They're mostly for my husband'

The legendary country singer is rumored to wear long sleeves to cover up her ink.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   May 13, 2014 at 7:05 PM
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NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Dolly Parton sat down with the Today show's Savannah Guthrie on Tuesday to discuss her new album, Blue Smoke, but she also addressed rumors about her supposed tattoos.

"I do have a few little tattoos, but they were mostly done to cover scars because I'm so fair," Parton said.

"I have a few, but they're mostly for my husband," she added.

The 68-year-old country music legend always wears long-sleeved garments to public events. She's long been thought to have an extensive collection of ink to cover her scars from breast augmentation and other surgeries.

Some photographers have spotted tattoos through her shirts, while Roseanne Barr said back in 2011 that she met Parton at a restaurant and managed to get a private look at her ink.

"She's got all these awesome tattoos all over body -- no black or blue lines, all like, pastel gorgeous bows all over everything," Barr said.

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