Dolly Parton Addresses Tattoo Rumors

Dolly Parton has cleared up one of the rumors about her having covered her arms with tattoos, and she says it's just not true. The icon told People.com that while she does have a few, they are "pretty" and "artful." She said, "My tattoos . . . usually started out to cover some scar, not to make a big statement. 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." Dolly had the area covered with a "little yellow-and-brown beehive with a tiny little bee on top of the hive. The mouth of it is that little sinkhole."

Dolly added that she is "not a tattoo girl."

She will release a new Christmas album, called A Holly Dolly Christmas, on October 2nd.