Yes, "tattoos," plural.
"I got them to cover scars or things," Parton said. "If I have to get scars for some reason, I can never get rid of the purple look. So I thought, 'Well, I'm going to somehow decorate these with some flowers or little butterflies or whatever.' ; "
The interview is part of ABC News's special" Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again! "Which airs on Tuesday night.
Parton does not show her body art, but the butterfly has a special significance for her.
So much so that a butterfly is part of her Dollywood theme park logo.
"They tell me I disappeared in the woods and that I had trouble hunting butterflies, "she said. "I wrote a song called" Love Is Like a Butterfly "and it became a big hit during my early years."
The 73-year-old star is very busy these days.
"Heartstrings," an eight-episode Netflix anthology of stories based on her music, premiered on November 22, the streaming service.