THE father of singer Sinead O'Connor has said he admires and loves his daughter and, as far as he's concerned, "she can do nothing wrong".
Supporting his daughter's decision to tattoo her face, he said: "Everyone has their own way of expressing themselves."
Sean O'Connor (75) was speaking at The Westbury Hotel in Dublin last night at the launch of his first book, a memoir entitled 'Growing Up So High: A Liberties Boyhood'.
In the novel he recollects growing up as one of 13 children in 1940s Francis Street in the colourful district of the Liberties in Dublin's city centre.
Sinead (46) is understood to have got the tattoos done recently after she had a falling out with a mystery man. She had the letters B and Q inked on her cheeks either side of her nose in red. "Put it this way, every individual has their own way of expressing themselves," Sean said. He added that Sinead couldn't make the launch as she had other engagements.
Yesterday on her website, apparently responding to jokes about her tattoos being linked to hardware giant B&Q, she wrote: "Yes.. yes.. the B&Q jokes are funny.. I had actually thought of getting an & sign on my nose (not really)."
The singer already has several tattoos including a sorrowful Jesus Christ wearing a crown of thorns with a bleeding heart on her chest.
The singer's daughter, Roisin Waters (17), was at her grandfather's book launch along with several family members and Education Minister Ruairi Quinn, a family friend.
Sean said growing up in the Liberties in the 1940s was a fascinating experience. "It was a lovely village atmosphere, people cared about each other, and it was all action."