Ariana Grande has gotten at least 61 tattoos (and counting). Here's where they are and what they all mean.

Ariana Grande has gotten at least 61 tattoos (and counting). Here's where they are and what they all mean.
  • Ariana Grande has gotten 61 tattoos (that we know of).

  • At least four were covered or altered after Grande split from her former fiancé, Pete Davidson.

  • She also covered a matching tattoo with an ex on her toe and altered a Japanese phrase on her palm.

Since Ariana Grande got her first ink in 2012 — a tiny heart on her toe to commemorate the making of her debut album "Yours Truly" — the pop star's tattoo portfolio has expanded dramatically.

The 30-year-old now lays claim to at least 61 tattoos. Five have been completely covered by additional ink, but the rest are still at least somewhat visible, making appearances in social media updates and music videos.

Here's a complete visual guide to Grande's ink, plus the story or possible inspiration behind each one.

Note: This article has been updated since its original publish date.

Grande's first tattoo is the outline of a heart on her toe.

ariana grande heart tattoo toe
Grande got her first tattoo in 2012.Ariana Grande/YouTube/Instagram

Grande tattooed the outline of a heart on her toe in 2012 while recording a duet with 8ky, who got a matching tattoo.

The track was intended to be on Grande's debut album "Yours Truly," but was never released. The album did, however, include a song called "Tattooed Heart."

"This year has been 1 of the happiest and most enlightening years for me and I felt like I wanted to do something special to remind me of this time," Grande wrote in the caption of a video that documented her first experience getting inked.

"Writing my 1st album, working with my castmates & best friends on victorious, being young, having fun and being surrounded by love.. so..I wanted to do something permanent to remind me to always be grateful and not take anything for granted so.. I got a little tattoo."

Two years later, Grande got the phrase "mille tendresse" inked on the back of her neck.

ariana grande mille tendresse
Grande attending the 2015 American Music Awards.Jason Merritt/Getty Images

"Mille tendresse" is French for "one thousand tendernesses." The phrase appears in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," starring Audrey Hepburn, which Grande has cited as her "all time favorite" movie.

"I always forget about my lil tat," Grande wrote on Instagram in 2014, showing off her second tattoo.

She has the word "bellissima" on her rib cage.

ariana grande tattoo ribcage
Grande posted this photo on March 29, 2014.@arianagrande/Instagram

According to the fan-edited Ariana Grande Wiki, Grande's late grandfather would often call her "bellissima." It's the feminine word for "beautiful" in Italian.

One of her most famous tattoos is the crescent moon on her neck.

ariana grande moon tattoo
Grande posted this photo on April 14, 2015.@arianagrande/Instagram

Grande got this tattoo before anyone knew about her third studio album, which was originally meant to be called "Moonlight." The album, now called "Dangerous Woman," still contains a track with that name.

One of Grande's best friends and backup dancers, Brian Nicholson, has a matching tattoo.

Grande has the word "honeymoon" on her right-hand middle finger.

ariana grande honeymoon tat
The tattoo is on the side usually facing Grande, so it can be difficult to catch.Ariana Grande/YouTube

Fans first noticed this tattoo when Grande was on "The Honeymoon Tour" in support of her sophomore studio album, "My Everything." Grande has a song called "Honeymoon Avenue" on her first album.


On the opposite side of the same finger, she inked the phrase "baby doll."

ariana grande baby doll tat
She posted this photo on March 21, 2016.@arianagrande/Instagram

"Baby doll" is said to be a nickname given to Grande by her maternal grandma, whom she calls Nonna.

Her right-hand ring finger bears a Hebrew phrase.

Ariana Grande finger tattoos
Fans first noticed these tattoos during a meet and greet in April 2015.@arianagrande/Instagram

In Kabbalah, the significance of the Hebrew name אלד is "guarding and protecting" from "the evil eye and from envy."

In 2014, Grande shared that she had become a practicing member of the Kabbalah sect of Judaism, largely because of how the Catholic Church treats homosexuality.

In the summer of 2015, Grande and her then-boyfriend Ricky Alvarez got "hi" inked on their toes — but it's since been covered.

ariana grande hi tattoo
The tattoo was visible at the American Music Awards on November 22, 2015.Allen Berezovsky/Contributor/Getty Images

Grande and her then-boyfriend Ricky Alvarez posted photos of their matching "hi" tattoos on Grande's Snapchat in June 2015.

Four years later, on July 9, 2019, Grande was featured on the cover of Vogue. Her cover shoot, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, included a photo with her left foot exposed and fans spotted a new tattoo on the same toe. The new ink looks significantly bigger, so although the design can't be distinguished, it's safe to assume that it covers the original "hi."

Grande has another tattooed heart on her right-hand ring finger.

ariana grande heart tattoo
Fans first noticed this ink while Grande was on "The Honeymoon Tour" in May 2015.Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx / John Shearer/WireImage

The small piece is one of her most photographed tattoos.

In 2016, Grande inked a tribute to her best friend, Alexa Luria.

ariana grande a tattoo
Grande posted these updates to her Snapchat story on August 25, 2016.Ariana Grande/Snapchat

"I got two new tattoos today," Grande announced in a short video on her Snapchat. "I got this one for my friend, and for myself, because we have the same initial."

The friend in question is Alexa Luria, who has been close with the pop star since they were 10 years old. Luria appears multiple times throughout Grande's recent "Thank U, Next" video and also stars in the music video for "7 Rings."

The same day, Grande got the Venus symbol on her left-hand middle finger.

ariana grande venus tat
The Venus symbol has been popularized as a marker of feminism.Ariana Grande/Snapchat

The shape bears multiple meanings: The astronomical and astrological symbol for the planet Venus, the alchemical symbol of copper, and the gender symbol for female.

"A couple new finger tats today," Grande wrote on Instagram at the time, tagging the Los Angeles-based artist Doctor Woo. "So fine & perfectly petite, they won't even show up in this Polaroid."

Grande was accompanied to the Shamrock Social Club by her boyfriend at the time, Mac Miller, who was also inked by Woo. One month later, Miller would drop his album "The Divine Feminine," which includes a song he wrote about Grande ("Cinderella") and a song that features her vocals ("My Favorite Part").

She commemorated the citizens of Manchester with a bee tattoo.

ariana grande bee tattoo
"Forever," Grande captioned this shot, posted on May 24, 2018.@arianagrande/Instagram

One year after the bombing at one of her concerts in Manchester, which killed 22 fans and injured dozens more, Grande debuted a bee tattoo as a permanent tribute to the city.

The bee is a symbol of the city's hard-working legacy, stemming from the Industrial Revolution. People across the city went out in droves to get worker bee tattoos following the devastating terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

Grande likely got the tattoo, along with many members of her crew, when they returned to Manchester for her One Love benefit concert in 2017.

She has the word "lumos" on her right hand.

ariana grande lumos tattoo
This photo, posted on May 21, 2018, is flipped — so it appears as though her left hand was inked.@arianagrande/Instagram

"Lumos" is a spell used in the "Harry Potter" series to produce light.

Grande got this tattoo after she began dating her ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson. It is well-documented that the two bonded over their love for "Harry Potter" (and getting "Harry Potter"-related tattoos, apparently).

Grande and Pete Davidson have matching cloud tattoos on their left hands.

ariana grande cloud tattoo
It's on the same finger as her Venus symbol.@arianagrande/Instagram

In May 2018, before they had confirmed their relationship, fans noticed that Grande and Davidson had gotten identical cloud-shaped ink on their left-hand middle fingers.

Grande's left knee bears a tribute to another of her best friends, Courtney Chipolone.

ariana grande court tattoo
Grande posted this tattoo reveal on her Instagram story.@arianagrande/Instagram

Given her affinity for over-the-knee boots, this tattoo rarely sees the light of day. But Grande revealed on June 7, 2018 that she had gotten "Court," short for Courtney, inked on her knee in honor of Courtney Chipolone.

Much like Luria, Chipolone is one of Grande's closest friends. She also stars in the "Thank U, Next" and "7 Rings" videos.

She has the acronym "H2GKMO" on her right hand.

ariana grande h2gkmo tattoo
Grande posted this video to her Instagram story on June 18, 2018.@arianagrande/Instagram

"H2GKMO" stands for "honest to God knock me out," Grande's self-proclaimed favorite phrase. A number of her friends got the same tattoo, including her then-fiancé Davidson.

"it makes me so happy i can't wait to be 90 and remember how happy my life was & how few fucks my friends and i gave," she wrote on Twitter when she noticed that fans had criticized the decision.

There's an unidentified tattoo on Grande's left thigh.

ariana grande
Davidson posted this since-deleted photo on Instagram on June 22, 2018.@petedavidson/Instagram

Fans noticed some ink on Grande's thigh in a photo posted of her by Davidson, but it's impossible to make out. It has since appeared in various Instagram photos, but Grande has never clarified what the tattoo is.

She has the world "always" on her rib cage.

ariana grande always tattoo
Grande posted this still from Nicki Minaj's "Bed" music video on July 6, 2018.@arianagrande/Instagram

According to People, Grande has the word tattooed in Davidson's handwriting. Davidson has a matching tattoo on his upper back.

The word has since been partially obscured by leaves.

ariana grande leaves tattoo rib cage
New York-based tattoo artist Mira Mariah posted this photo with the caption, "Middle of the night leaves on the queen."@girlknewyork/Instagram

Grande inked a large plant on her midriff at 3 a.m. on March 17, 2019, with one leaf surrounding the word "always."

"not a cover up just evolvin," Grande wrote when she revealed the tattoo on Instagram.

Grande's old area code, 561, can be found on her left-hand thumb.

ariana grande 561 tattoo
Grande posted this photo on June 26, 2018.@arianagrande/Instagram

561 is the area code for Boca Raton, Florida, where Grande was born and raised until she was cast in a Broadway show at the age of 14.

She covered her "reborn" tattoo with a plant.

ariana grande reborn tattoo coverup
Grande posted a photo of hers and Davidson's matching tattoos on July 12, 2018; she revealed the new tattoo on October 30, 2018.@arianagrande/Instagram

Grande originally revealed her "reborn" tattoo, which matched Davidson's, on June 26, 2018. The ink was most likely a reference to the song by Kid Cudi and Kanye West.

In October, after the couple called off their engagement, fans noticed that she had covered the word with some kind of plant. Many believe it to be an olive branch.

She also covered her "Pete" tattoo with a black heart.

ariana grande pete tattoo coverup
Grande's fingers on July 12, 2018 versus December 6, 2018.@nail_swag/Instagram / Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic

When releasing teasers for her "Thank U, Next" video, Grande revealed that the tattoo reading "Pete" on her left-hand ring finger had been concealed with a black heart, possibly with an arrow going through it.

Previously, the "God Is a Woman" singer temporarily concealed the "Pete" tattoo with a Band-Aid during her first post-breakup performance.

Her tribute to Davidson's father is now a tribute to Miller's dog Myron, whom she took in after he died.

ariana grande myron tattoo
This behind-the-scenes footage for "Thank U, Next" was released on December 2, 2018.Ariana Grande/YouTube

In behind-the-scenes footage that Grande shared following the release of her "Thank U, Next" music video, the singer can be seen touching her left foot while practicing the bend and snap move from "Legally Blonde."

The 8418 badge number she got inked in honor of Davidson's late father, a firefighter who died on 9/11, had clearly been replaced with the name "Myron." Myron is the name of Miller's dog, who he adopted in 2017, while he and Grande were dating.

"I love my tattoos. I just went down to do the bend and snap and was like, 'Ugh! What a foot,'" she says in the video. "Look at my Myron — how cool, right?"

Grande also has a crescent moon and stars on her left foot.

ariana grande foot tattoo breathin
A still from Grande's music video for "Breathin."Ariana Grande/YouTube

Grande got more celestial ink sometime in October or early November 2018. The crescent moon and stars can be seen in Grande's music video for "Breathin," which premiered on November 7, 2018.

She has three tattoos behind her right ear: a lightning bolt, a black heart, and the acronym "R.E.M."

ariana grande tattoos breathin video
A still from Grande's music video for "Breathin."Ariana Grande/YouTube

Fans first noticed the lightning bolt on June 22, 2018, on Grande's Instagram story and speculate that it's another reference to "Harry Potter."

The other two made their debut in Grande's music video for "Breathin."

"R.E.M." is the name of one of Grande's favorite songs on her fourth studio album, "Sweetener."

A tiny number can be seen on her right-hand index finger.

Grande posted a photo of her new friendship ring — giving a close-up look at her tiny tattoo — to her Instagram story on November 4, 2018.Ariana Grande/YouTube/Instagram

While it's difficult to make out, fans have deduced that Grande inked the number "9 3/4" on her right-hand index finger.

This is almost undoubtedly another reference to "Harry Potter," in which Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station is the gateway to the Hogwarts Express.

Grande's biggest tattoo yet is a portrait of the "Spirited Away" character Chihiro.

Grande revealed her biggest tattoo yet on August 29, 2018 via Instagram story.@arianagrande/Instagram / Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Billboard

Prior to revealing her anime-inspired tattoo, Grande shared a lengthy description of the "Spirited Away" protagonist Chihiro: A 10-year-old girl who travels to the "Spirit World" and "matures from an easily-scared girl with a child-like personality to match her age to a hard-working, responsible, and brave young girl who has learned to put her fears aside for those she cares for."

The portrait of Chihiro was inked by New York City-based tattoo artist Mira Mariah.

Grande's left hand prominently features another crescent moon, the sun, and stars.

moon and stars tattoo ariana grande
Grande received this tattoo on December 7, 2018.@girlknewyork/Instagram

For this piece, Mariah traveled to Grande's New York City apartment, where she also gave Grande's 93-year-old grandma her first tattoo: The nickname for Grande's late grandfather, "Ciccio," on the inside of her ring finger.

Just above her left elbow, Grande inked the words "let's sing" in Japanese.

ariana grande let's sing tattoo
This piece is also courtesy of Mira Mariah.@arianagrande/Instagram

Grande posted two separate (although equally grainy) looks at this tattoo on December 31, 2018. Fans quickly deduced that "うたいましょう" translates to "let's sing" in Japanese, which Grande later confirmed on Twitter.

Grande has often expressed a love for Japan and Japanese culture. She began learning the language in 2015 and has demonstrated her progress on numerous occasions. Grande has even given online shout-outs to her tutor Ayumi, who works at Fuji, a Japanese language school in little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

Grande's favorite Pokémon, Eevee, was her first tattoo of 2019.

ariana grande eevee tattoo
She posted this photo on January 13, 2019.@arianagrande/Instagram

Grande took to her Instagram once again to show off a portrait of the Pokémon Eevee on her left arm.

"I've wanted this for so long," Grande wrote over a photo of the new ink. She also thanked the man responsible, Los Angeles-based tattoo artist Kane Navasard.

She got an additional tattoo to alter the Japanese phrase on her palm.

ariana grande fixed japanese tattoo
Grande got the original tattoo on January 29, 2019, and the additional tattoo to correct the phrase the following day.@arianagrande/Instagram

Grande revealed the tattoo, "七 輪" on her left palm, in a now-deleted Instagram post. "七" means "seven," and "輪" means "hoop," "circle," or "rings" (as in, "7 Rings," her most recent single).

Fans quickly realized, however, that these two kanji characters, when put together, actually translate to mean "shichirin," which is a small charcoal grill.

In a now-deleted tweet, Grande admitted that she left out the characters in between that would have completed the proper translation because the tattoo was too painful.

After critics accused her of disrespecting the language "for the aesthetic," Grande returned to Kane Navasard's tattoo parlor to add an additional kanji (and another heart) to attempt to fix the phrase.

Despite getting help from her longtime Japanese tutor, it's still not technically correct.

She flaunted a new plant tattoo that wraps around her right index finger.

ariana grande plant tattoo right pointer finger
Grande posted the left-hand photo on Instagram story on June 19, 2019.@arianagrande/@arianameeting/Instagram

It looks like the plant stretches far enough that it obscures her "9 3/4" tattoo.

"my hands make me so happy," Grande wrote when she revealed her newest tattoo by Mariah, aka @girlknewyork on Instagram.

Fans also noticed a matching plant on her left pinky finger, alongside an abstract piece on her left ring finger.

ariana grande finger tattoos
A photo from Grande's "Sweetener Tour" meet and greet on June 19, 2019.@arianameeting/Instagram

The large black rectangle on her left ring finger, embellished with abstract details, overlaps the black heart that Grande previously got to cover her "pete" tattoo.

Grande's meet-and-greet photos also showed an eye on her left pointer finger and V-shaped designs.

ariana grande eye tattoo finger
A photo from Grande's "Sweetener Tour" meet and greet on June 19, 2019.@arianameeting/Instagram

The abstract designs, possibly inked by Mariah, join the cloud shape and feminine symbol that Grande already had on her left-hand fingers.

Grande has a quote from "The Truman Show" on her upper back.

ariana grande truman show tattoo
Chipolone posted the left-hand image on June 20, 2019; Frankie Grande posted the right-hand image on June 27.@courtneychipolone/frankiejgrande/Instagram

When Grande's best friend revealed she got a quote from "The Truman Show" on her upper back, Grande re-posted the image and said she got the same thing — "but upside down."

The quote, inked by Grande's go-to New York-based artist, is arguably the titular character's most famous line: "In case I don't see ya: Good afternoon, good evening, and good night!"

Grande is a noted fan of Jim Carrey, who plays Truman in the 1998 film.

She got an angel wing on the inside of her left ear sometime during the Sweetener World Tour.

A photo from Grande's "Sweetener Tour" meet and greet on August 24, 2019.@arianameeting/Instagram

The update account @arianasnewsig noticed the subtle ink in meet-and-greet photos from August 26, 2019.

She got her dog's name, Toulouse, tattooed on her left hand.

ariana grande toulouse tattoo
She posted this photo on November 14, 2019.@arianagrande/Instagram

"Newest addition to my glove," Grande wrote on her Instagram story, tagging Mariah.

She also got more leaves and a Saturn tattoo for her left-hand "glove."

ariana grande saturn leaves tattoos hand
She posted and deleted this photo on November 14, 2019.@arianagrande/Instagram

The two additional designs joined the existing sun, moon, and stars tattoo on her left hand that Mariah inked almost a year prior.

Nearing the end of her Sweetener World Tour, she got "SWT" inked on her finger.

ariana grande swt tattoo
Tommy Brown posted this photo on December 17, 2019.@tbhits/Instagram

Grande's close friend and frequent collaborator, Tommy Brown, posted a photo of four fresh finger tattoos and tagged Grande's hand (easily identified by the existing ink).

"Family ties," he captioned the image, adding a black heart.

The acronym stands for Sweetener World Tour, Grande's most successful string of concerts to date, which wrapped up on December 22, 2019 in Inglewood, California. Grande's live album, "k bye for now," was recorded during the tour.

Grande debuted the outline of a butterfly tattoo on her left arm at the 2020 Grammys.

ariana grande grammys butterfly tattoo
Ariana Grande walked the Grammys red carpet on January 26, 2020.Steve Granitz/WireImage

When Grande walked the red carpet at the 2020 Grammy Awards, fans quickly noticed a new butterfly tattoo in thin, black ink on her left arm.

She later showed off an additional butterfly tattoo on the same arm.

ariana grande butterfly tattoos instageam
She posted this photo on May 4, 2020.@arianagrande/Instagram

Grande revealed a brand new, more detailed butterfly tattoo — this one placed above the first on her right arm — in an Instagram story that she posted (and quickly deleted) on March 14, 2020.

"I got a tattoo," she sings in the video.

It also looks like her first butterfly tattoo has since been filled in; they're both very visible in an Instagram photo that Grande posted in May 2020.

In the years since, however, Grande has taken to concealing the butterflies with makeup for events and videos.

She has the word "baby" on the back of her left arm.

ariana grande baby tattoo
She posted this photo on May 11, 2020.@arianagrande/Instagram

Grande's "baby" tattoo seemed to make its debut in May 2020, when Grande posted a set of self-portraits on Instagram. Many fans immediately noticed the delicate ink, though some believe she'd gotten it many months prior.

Grande has a floral design that looks like a lotus on the palm of her left hand.

ariana grande lotus tattoo
Grande was photographed walking her dog on June 22, 2020.Splash News / @arianagrande/Instagram

The previously unseen tattoo was revealed when Grande flashed a peace sign at paparazzi in Los Angeles. It's located underneath the kanji characters that are meant to spell "7 rings" on her left palm.

Some fans believe she got the floral ink to honor Miller, who had a detailed tattoo of a lotus flower on his neck.

It looks like she has the word "Cinderella" on her left index finger.

ariana grande cinderella tattoo
Grande posted this photo of her dog, Myron, in April 2020.@arianagrande/Instagram

In a photo Grande posted on her Instagram story, a faint word can be seen on the side of her left index finger. Although it's difficult to see clearly, fans believe the tattoo spells "Cinderella" in cursive.

If true, the tattoo is almost certainly a tribute to Miller. The late rapper included a sexy song called "Cinderella" on his 2016 album, which was released when the two musicians were still a couple. Grande has confirmed that Miller wrote the song about her.

"You in my dreams, that's why I sleep all the time / Just to hear you say I love you, just to touch you, just to leave you behind," Miller raps. "I need it every day, I yell your name, Cinderella / Never gonna find nobody better, all my life."

She has "GWS" written on her right-hand ring finger.

ariana grande GWS tattoo
Grande posted the flipped selfie, right, on June 27, 2020.@arianagrande/TikTok/Instagram

Some selfies that Grande shared in June 2020 revealed newer ink on the same finger as her famous heart tattoo.

The small addition was initially impossible to make out, but thanks to the "Positions" music video, fans were able to deduce it says "GWS" — an acronym for "Get Well Soon," the closing track on Grande's album "Sweetener."

At some point, Grande added a small umbrella to her left-hand collection.

ariana grande umbrella tattoo
Grande posted this photo on August 9, 2020.@arianagrande/Instagram

This is likely a reference to her 2018 single "No Tears Left to Cry" during Grande's "Sweetener" era, which included plenty of umbrellas in music videos and live performances.

She has something written on the outside of her right ring finger.

ariana grande finger tattoo
Grande posted this video on January 18, 2023.@arianagrande/TikTok

Grainy glimpses of the tattoo can be seen in TikTok videos shared in January 2023, although it's difficult to read. It seems to start with the letter "M," possibly spelling "mama," "marina," or "Martha."

She seems to have the number 15 in Roman Numerals on her right pinky finger.

ariana grande XV tattoo
Grande posted this video on January 18, 2023.@arianagrande/TikTok

"XV" is 15 in Roman Numerals, which could refer to her wedding date. Grande tied the knot with Dalton Gomez on May 15, 2021.

The phrase "for good" is written on her palm.

ariana grande cyntha erivo matching tattoos for good
Grande got her "for good" tattoo while filming "Wicked."@arianagrande/Instagram

In a TikTok video shared on May 11, 2023, you can briefly see a phrase inked on Grande's right-hand palm.

Upon closer inspection, the tattoo says "for good," which is almost certainly a nod to the duet from "Wicked," originally performed by Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Grande will take over Chenoweth's role as Glinda in the film adaptation of the Broadway play.

Grande later revealed that she'd gotten the tattoo to match her "Wicked" costar, Cynthia Erivo, who stepped into Menzel's role as Elphaba.

Grande also inked a flower on the outside of her right hand.

ariana grande flower tattoo
Grande and Erivo have two matching tattoos.Karwai Tang/WireImage; @cynthiaerivo/Instagram

The dainty flower, which resembles a poppy, can be spotted in videos shared by Grande in May 2023. It can be seen more clearly in photographs from her Wimbledon outing on July 16, 2023.

This is another matching tattoo with Erivo. It could be a reference to the deadly poppy field in "The Wizard of Oz."

She has an illustration of Glinda the Good Witch on her right hand.

ariana grande glinda tattoo
Vogue published this video on September 12, 2023.Vogue/YouTube

During a Zoom interview with Allure, published on August 21, 2023, Grande revealed a freshly inked illustration of Galinda, originally seen in the 1920 children's book "Glinda of Oz" by L. Frank Baum.

During the interview, Grande discussed her upcoming role as the Good Witch in the "Wicked" movie, which she described as  "one of the most deeply special and transformative and fulfilling experiences of my creative life."

"This one I knew I wanted to get for a very long time. This is my most recent one," she said, showing off the Glinda tattoo. "I waited forever to fill up this hand. And I thought, 'I'm gonna wait for the right thing to come along,' and yeah, that felt very right."

Of tattoos in general, she added: "When they come to me, I just get them."

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