Dolly Parton says she has tattoos to cover her scars

Yes, “tattoos,” plural.

The legendary singer told ABC that she’s got some body ink.

“I got them to cover scars or things,” Parton said. “If I have to get a scar for any reason, I never can kind of get rid of that purple look. So I thought, ‘Well, I’m going to kind of decorate these with some flowers or little butterflies or whatever.'”

The interview is part of the ABC News special, “Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again!,” which airs Tuesday night.

Parton doesn’t show off her body art, but the butterfly particularly has a special meaning to her.

So much so that a butterfly is part of her Dollywood theme park logo.

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“They tell stories about me getting lost in the woods, and getting in trouble chasing butterflies,” she said. “I wrote a song called ‘Love Is Like a Butterfly,’ and it became a big hit in my early years.”

The 73-year-old star is keeping plenty busy these days.

“Heartstrings,” an eight-episode Netflix anthology of stories based on her music, premieres on the streaming service on November 22.

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