TV3’s Elaine Crowley got a unicorn inked on her bum yesterday in honour of her terminally ill friend, author Emma Hannigan.

Emma has been battling cancer for the last 13 years and recently revealed that her long-term battle with breast cancer has become terminal.

Writing on her blog last week, Emma said: “My medical team have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this fight but all avenues have now been exhausted. To say that I am heartbroken doesn’t begin to cover it. ”

Elaine, who’s an Ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland, got the tattoo done yesterday and today revealed it to her viewers on the Elaine show.

Elaine said: “Emma Hannigan is the best person I know. I became an Ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland because of her, and she’s still determined to raise as much money as possible for research.

“She gave me a voucher for a tattoo for my 40th, we were supposed to get one done together, but as Emma says herself, cancer robbed us of that.

“So we decided this was a good idea to raise funds for BCI, plus she knows I’m a big chicken and she got a great laugh when I sent her the picture of my Unicorn ass tattoo!

“Friends don’t come any better than Emma, and everyone involved with BCI, we’re not going to give up until we find a cure.”

To help raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Ireland text CURE to 50300 to donate €4.