Dolly Parton Reveals She’s Covered In Hidden Tattoos

At 73, Dolly Parton is making more headlines than ever. This time, she shocked fans by revealing she has several…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 18, 2019


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At 73, Dolly Parton is making more headlines than ever. This time, she shocked fans by revealing she has several hidden tattoos on her body.

During a recent interview with Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts, the iconic entertainer shared that she has multiple flower and butterfly tattoos.

“I got them to cover scars or things,” Parton explained. “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.’”

Parton’s interview was part of the ABC News special, Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again!, which aired last week prior to The 53rd Annual CMA Awards where she was a special guest host alongside Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood.

Soon, Parton’s fans can tune into Heartstrings, eight-episode Netflix series based on her music. The much-anticipated anthology debuts November 22.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.