To express their enthusiam for Ratzinger, young women tattoo their lower backs with the phrase: "I love the Pope !" [in German, Ich liebe den Papst !]
It is undisputably an original way to express devotion for the Papacy. There is also no question that this and other such initiatives were allowed by the clergy who direct the youth. A "sign of the times" indicating where the formation of youth is heading. It is a good example of the fruits of Vatican II in the present day pastoral as well.
Judging by the colors they wear on the scarves around their waists, the young women are part of a Bavarian delegation to the World Youth Day 2005 in Cologne.