Iggy Azalea announced that her next album would be called Surviving the Summer (the name was later changed slightly to Survive the Summer) in November 2017 and in December she revealed a new tattoo of the album’s initials “STS” on her right knuckles in the same font as the album art.
These “STS” tattoos are the third time that Iggy has put an album title on her hands. The previous two, The New Classic and Digital Distortion, were on the sides of her fingers. In each case she got the tattoo well before the album’s release date, and for Digital Distortion the album never ended up getting released. In an interview with 103.5 KISS FM she joked about what she might do if Survive the Summer never saw the light of day:
I have my knuckles tattooed….and they say “STS” which stands for “Survive the Summer” which is the title of my album that I’m going to put out in summer — fingers crossed, or this tattoo is going to have to get changed. It’s just going to be super awkward. Or I may have to get my other hand tattooed.
She chose the title Survive the Summer because the songs represent all of the vibes and emotions of summertime. She told Extra:
It’s way heavier rap, a bit grimier. Aggressive, twerkable, very sexy. It’s summer! To me, if summer was personified I think that summer is hot and sexy and aggressive. And you go out with your friends and you have a good time and you have romances and crazy adventures.