Dimitrios “Rocker” Svoronos

People - Issue 21

Tattoos for me were never a taboo cause my father was a sailor filled with old school tattoos and later when I became a sailor for some years I did a lot of tattoos in my travels. Most I have is Old School, while I have a few American Traditional and some pin-ups. Having entered the rockers’ scene for some years now, tattoo, rock n roll, cafe racer and beers are part of my life. I have traveled a lot with my motorcycles (up to now I have five on my property) and my appearance has opened the way to meet people abroad who us, the “older generation”, have only watched in documentaries for motorcycles. I deal more intensively with all this, organize “missions” in America and Europe and also organize rock n roll parties with the Beerbellys! I’m curently preparing a lot of things in the scene of the bike and vintage culture in Greece with amazing partners. You will see many things.

Name: Dimitrios “Rocker” Svoronos
Profession: Traveler of life.
Residence: Athens.

How many tattoos do you have? 

Not as many as I wish.

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

I don’t remember all of them. My last tattoos are by Hercules at Monkey Tattoo Studio.

Which tattoo is your first and which one was your latest? 

First one is an eagle and last one a panther.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

I love each one separately.

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins and Oliver Peck.

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

American Traditional.

Do you regret getting any of your tattoos, if so why? 

It is better to regret for a tattoo you did than for a tattoo you didn't do.

Have you done a cover up and if so what exactly?  


Have tattoos affected your life? If so, in what way?  

They have affected the way others perceive my life.

Do you have an activity of yours that you would like to mention?

Beer, Rock N Roll, Motorcycles.

Photos by Ino Mei.