updated 01/12/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/17/2012 AT 2:45 PM ET
She may have starred in Steel Magnolias, but it was a different type of flower that had everyone talking about Dolly Parton recently.
A photo of Parton, 65, at the premiere of her new film, Joyful Noise, appears to show a rose tattoo in her cleavage – but the country superstar insists it was fake.
“Was that not the ugliest picture you’ve ever seen?” Parton scoffed, when Anderson Cooper asked her about the tattoo on his talk show. “That looks like something obscene.”