July 5, 2014 at 1:00 am

When did tattoos get so popular?

Tattoos are all the rage. (Paulo Duarte / AP)

“Outta’ My Mind on a Saturday Moanin’”

Random thoughts on a beautiful Saturday morning:

Definition of tattoo: “A form of body modification, made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.”

Remember when it was at least unusual to see a tattoo on anyone other than say, a Marine or other member of the armed forces?

I didn’t have much experience with actual “Hell’s Angels” growing up in Monroe, but I’m pretty sure they were right there at the forefront of the “skin as art or message board” movement.

Athletes seemed to be not far behind in adopting the adornment, and in fact, the World Cup 2014 has been deemed the year of the player tattoos.

As it turns out, it’s still unusual to see just “A” tattoo on virtually anyone these days, because, it seems, if you are into it, you now have many.

And you are just as likely to see several tattoos on virtually anyone these days, not just “certain” people, like we thought in the “old days”.

Maybe they’re “cheaper by the dozen” or they’re addictive.

Either way, they now appear to be like potato chips, you can’t have just one.

■ Good listening Sunday at 9:05 p.m., as Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball coach Mike Brey joins host Jack Krasula on WJR’s “Anything is Possible.”

■Monday morning, 5:30-9, I’m back from a few days off and welcoming Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on automotive recalls and more.

Author Pam Theisen joins us to talk about her helpful new book, “Peace @ Work.”

Also, everything you need to know about the upcoming Ahee Jewelers annual free “Capuchin Souper Summer Celebration” at Comerica Park.

■As if they don’t have enough trouble in NYC!

SyFy’s campy “Sharknado 2: The Second One” hits the airwaves July 30, as “Shark infested waters flood the New York subway system!”

Me? I’ll be taking the taxi.

Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760)