Lots of people have tattoos. Some people have tattoos of animals. Some have tattoos of flowers. Mike Holpin has his family tree tattooed on his back.
That’s the only way the 56-year-old Welshman can remember his children’s names. All 40 of them, by 20 different mothers, The Telegraph reports.
His spawn are as young as 3, as old as 37, and he said he believes he’ll father more.
“In the Bible God says go forth and multiply — I’m doing what God wants,” said Holpin, who is currently unemployed. “I’m as fertile as sin, I don’t believe in contraception and I love sex. I’ve got 22 kids that carry my name and there’s about 18 – probably a few more – that don’t.”
He even confessed to using one of his baby sons to attract new girlfriends. It wasn’t all a swinging, free-wheeling lifestyle for Holpin, though. He said he was a womanizer and is a recovering alcoholic. His kids were taken away from him.
“When they went into care, I made a promise that no matter how long it took, I will get my kids home. I miss all the fun we used to have so I guess getting them back, my life will be set. My life will be perfect,” Holpin said. “A lot of people turned their back on me. When they went into care I made a promise: no matter how long it took, I will get my kids home.”