Rome - "Of course we had no idea you could get a camera to focus there," a member of the Papal Swiss Guard said today as a preview shot of His Wholiness's selfie was posted on the internet, "let alone a tattoo inking gun!"
The intimate tramp stamp is reckoned to b a first in ecclesiastical circles with Frankie the Argie setting a trend in religious works of art upon the human person.
Next week a print of the said tattoo will be sold to the highest bidder to raise funds for deprived Catlick people who cannot afford a measley five dollars to get themselves inked.
Fundraisers at the Pontiff's private orifice want the money invested in tattoo apprenticeships for the troubled 18 to 45 age group, to give them a leg up in the fight for a proper job.
Bids are expected to start at $100 and a reserve of $250,000 has been set.