This particular tattoo emphasizes a Darwinist expression referring to “survival of the fittest.” NBA players such as Allen Iverson and Tyson Chandler have such a tattoo written on their shoulders which symbolize that physical strength is important to be successful in basketball and/or in life.
“Only The Strong Survive” can also connect more to a spiritual meaning, and since this quote is usually drawn with a cross, it holds different contexts for being strong mentally, physically, and emotionally.
If you’re strong in all of these aspects, faith should ultimately serve to be a guide to self- clarity.
Quote tattoos are generally popular because they serve as a reminder to the wearer in what values they strongly believe in. The saying that only the strong survive doesn’t necessarily have to mean the physically strong will live until the end, it also means the ones who are able to adapt and live through changes will survive.
Rather than brain versus brawn, the integrated use of both skills are far more effective than relying on one altogether. “Only The Strong Survive” can be defined as a motto for those who like to take life by the horns and accept the challenges it brings.