50 Creative Space Tattoo Ideas For Women To Try

Don’t let the sky be your limit with these amazing, artistic and unique space tattoos.

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The sky is the limit if you want to get creative with your tattoos. Recently, there has been immense demand for creative space tattoo ideas from people who love things millions of light-years away from them.

These tattoos signify unexplored frontiers and can be depicted in numerous ways using constellations, planets, stars, astronauts, rockets, satellites, nebulas, and many more celestial, cosmic bodies. So, are you fascinated by planets and other celestial bodies? If yes, check out these 50 tattoo ideas on space before you get inked. Swipe up!

History Of Space Tattoo And Its Meaning

The history of space tattoos intertwines with the human fascination of the cosmos. Most likely, it originating from ancient cultures like the Maori and Polynesians. Celestial ink symbolizes exploration, mystery, and the quest for the unknown. Today, space tattoos represent individualism, scientific curiosity, and the eternal human desire to reach beyond earthy confines.

If you have been browsing space tattoo ideas, we have some inspiring collections with us. Let’s dive right into our collection of space tattoos that will help you narrow down your next ink idea.

Best Space Tattoo Ideas For Women

Scroll through to witness some stunning space tattoo design ideas and bookmark your favorite piece!

1. Spaceship Tattoo

A woman with spaceship tattoo design on her upper arm
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Starting the list with a stunning masterpiece. The space tattoo above features a sleek spaceship, rendered in intricate details and soft gray hues. Its streamlined form evokes the wonder of space exploration, making it the ideal design for all the space enthusiasts out there. Against a vibrant backdrop of cosmic hues, all the deep purples, electric blues, and fiery oranges, the spaceship emerges, a symbol of adventure and discovery.

2. Outer Space Tattoo

A woman with an outer space tattoo design on her upper arm
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The above outer space tattoo is a testament to the infinite beauty of the cosmos and acts as a wearable portal to the mysteries of the galaxy. The majestic planets and stars showcased in the tattoo capture the true essence of the cosmic wonders. It is framed within a circle that resembles how we see the night sky from earth.

3. Space Tattoo Sleeve

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The space-inspired tattoo is the perfect example of a statement piece and a design that screams volume. Take inspiration from the reference and embark on an interstellar journey with a space-themed tattoo sleeve. The vibrant hues of the colorful palette play around the wearer’s entire arm and give birth to a stunning masterpiece.

4. Space Cowboy Tattoo

A man with a space cowboy tattoo on his upper back
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This tattoo is a fusion of retro-future style and galactic adventure, etched into the skin with artistry and intrigue. It is rendered in black ink and subtle gradient shading, along with skillful negative shading. The back placement of the tattoo shows that the wearer isn’t afraid to flaunt their admiration for the cosmos and knows his own place in it.

5. Geometric Space Tattoo

A woman with a black geometric space tattoo on her forearm
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The stunning geometric space tattoo features a seamless blend of precise shapes and solid patterns, rendered in the deep and bold hue of black. Its symmetrical designs evoke a sense of cosmic order, while the intricate lines intersect to form captivating illusions of depth.

6. Space Tattoo Black And White

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This visually striking piece will inspire any space enthusiast to carry a piece of the universe inked on the skin! It is executed in monochromatic brilliance. It captures the allure of space exploration and features elements like stars and planets. It also has one rocket that marks the presence of human in the cosmic space.

7. Minimalist Space Tattoo

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This humble space tattoo features a serene depiction of a planet and stars in bold black ink, elegantly etched on the wearer’s forearm. It is a glimpse of the cosmic wonder and tranquility. The design captures the essence of the night sky with simplicity and grace.

8. Space Hand Tattoo

A woman with a black space hand tattoo
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The tattoo design showcases a luminous moon with a distant planet and numerous stars embracing them, thereby offering a gorgeous celestial backdrop on the wearer’s hand. There is no visible pattern to the design which shows how chaotic the space may look sometimes as many of its secrets are yet to be discovered.

9. Space Forearm Tattoo

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Here’s another design exploring the humble aesthetics of space tattoos. It looks like a sprinkle of space elements, etched in rich hues of black. It symbolizes the vastness of the universe and the beauty of the celestial bodies. The tattoo is elegant and simple and brimming with celestial charm.

10. Traditional Space Tattoo

A woman with a traditional colored space tattoo design on her upper arm
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This celestial masterpiece evokes wonder and awe. It is a timeless symbol of exploration and boundless imagination. The design is rendered in the traditional tattoo style and is brought to life by the use of vibrant hues, making it a great reference for individuals who are seeking something striking but don’t wish to experiment much.

11. Watercolor Space Tattoo

A woman with a watercolor space tattoo on her forearm
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The above watercolor space tattoo is truly a dreamy design inspired by the cosmos. It looks even more dreamy in the alluring watercolor tattooing style. The tattoo features celestial elements like stars, planets, and moon rendered in fluid, ethereal hues resembling watercolor paintings. It exudes magic and charm generously!

12. Space Marine Tattoo

A man with a space marine tattoo on his upper arm.
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The space marine tattoo is an emblematic symbol inspired by science fiction, depicting a formidable warrior adorned in futuristic armor. It embodies strength, resilience, and a sense of adventure, serving as a testament to one’s passion for exploration and the unknown.

13. Space Background Tattoo

A woman with a vibrant space background tattoo design on her upper arm
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The above space background tattoo features a celestial panorama with Saturn and other planets, and stars, swirling in a vibrant cosmic expanse. It captures the majesty of the universe, blending intricate details and vivid colors to create a captivating celestial tableau on the skin. It is etched within a rectangular frame, as if to preserve the beauty eternally.

14. Space Chest Tattoo

A woman with a minimalist space tattoo on her upper chest
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This minimalist space tattoo is adorned on the chest, just below the collarbone. It is perfect for individuals who want something visibly alluring but subtle. The design showcases classic space elements like stars in a galaxy in a soft aesthetic manner. There are two stars, moving out from the two sides, show the ever-expanding nature of the universe.

15. Alien Spaceship Tattoo

A woman with a black alien spaceship tattoo design on her upper arm
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The above alien spaceship tattoo captures the mystique of extraterrestrial encounters and is beautifully rendered in black ink with gradient shading. The gradient technique adds depth and dimension, enhancing the tattoo’s realism and creating an overall visually striking piece that is bound to attract an audience.

16. Space Dog Tattoo


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Here’s a twist to the classic space tattoos. This one depicts a whimsical canine astronaut exploring the cosmos, inked in vibrant hues. It captures the spirit of adventure and imagination and makes for a great piece for anyone wanting something unique adorned on their skin canvas. It can also serve as a tribute to Laika, the first dog to be sent to space.

17. Space Monkey Tattoo

A woman with a vibrant space monkey tattoo design on her arm
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The stunning space monkey tattoo is another unique masterpiece that captures the cosmos in vivid detail and incorporates a queer element – a monkey. The tattoo is also rendered in traditional tattoo style to allow the design to stand out on the wearer’s skin canvas. But the most striking bit of the tattoo is probably the splash of white ink that makes it look like starlight is reflecting off the helmet.

18. Realistic Space Tattoo

A woman with a realistic space tattoo design on her upper arm
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With vivid hues and intricate shading, the tattoo depicts swirling nebulae, distant stars, and celestial bodies, evoking a sense of awe and mystery that spans across the cosmos. It may look like a simple design, but the play of colors make it look so real!

19. Solar System Geometric Space Tattoo

We surely can’t get enough of the minimalist tattoo designs! Their simplistic charm pleases all. So, here is another stunning reference for you to bookmark! It’s the planets of the solar system in a straight line. They are etched with special featurs so that each planet is distinct and recognizable.

20. 3D Space Tattoo

A woman with a colored 3D space tattoo design on her upper arm
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A captivating 3D space tattoo graces the upper arm of the wearer with vibrant ink, creating a mesmerizing cosmic scene that effortlessly stands out. The leading star gets the 3D effect with creative orange shading, negative shading, and fine black lines. The starry backdrop enhances the aesthetic appeal of the piece.

21. Mouth Space Tattoo

Mouth space tattoo
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Some cultures believe that the universe resides within a person. What could be a better design to depict it than an open mouth with planets and stars sparkling inside? The shaded rimmed lips and teeth give the tattoo a trendy appeal. You can get this tattoo done on your upper arm.

22. Galaxy Astronaut Sleeve Tattoo

Galaxy astronaut space tattoo
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This hyper-realistic astronaut tattoo in space is a marvelous piece of art. The intensive shade and highlighting make your skin look like a live canvas depicting a true-life space exploration scene. Make sure you get a seasoned artist to do this masterpiece sleeve tattoo for you.

23. Space Owl Tattoo

Space owl tattoo
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Owls are the epitome of knowledge and are believed to symbolize transition between worlds. This galaxy body art with the outline of an owl filled with mystic blue and white highlights, a red human silhouette, and the eye of the owl in the form of an asteroid is unique. The background shows a Chinese cloud spiraling around the owl. You can get this tattoo done on the forearm or shoulder.

24. Space Alien Tattoo

Space alien tattoo
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Aliens and UFOs have been objects of never-ending curiosity for humans. This colorful design of an alien looks stunning. The vibrant color palette and the enchanting design make this tattoo a crowd puller. You can get it done on your leg or forearm.

25. Space Moon Tattoo

Space-moon tattoo
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The most important aspect of a space tattoo is the use of vibrant colors and highlights. Here, the simple crescent moon border is filled with vibrant galaxy colors that make it look almost like a sparkling jewel. You can flaunt this tattoo on your forearm.

26. Shuttle Tattoo

Shuttle space tattoo
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We have all wondered at some point or the other about the mysteries of outer space. If you are a space lover, this black and white take-off shuttle is the perfect tattoo for you. It has a shaded design of a person gazing at the shuttle while standing on a hill in the forest. You can get it done on your upper arm.

27. Saturn Tattoo

Saturn space tattoo
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Saturn is considered one of the most beautiful planets with its beautiful rings and distinct colors. You can flaunt with this attractive Saturn tattoo on your shoulder. The constellation of this ruling planet over the design makes it look even more attractive.

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Singer Kesha has this tattoo on her left palm that represents her ‘return of Saturn’ period. It is believed that a person reaches full adulthood in the years following Saturn’s first return to its original orbital location.

28. Mars Rover Tattoo

Mars rover space tattoo
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The Mars rover tattoo depicts your curious nature to explore the unknown. The red and black color palette is in perfect contrast with your skin. It is the ideal tattoo to be flaunted on your upper thighs.

29. Galaxy Illusion Tattoo

Galaxy illusion space tattoo
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Space art gives you the freedom to translate your creativity onto your skin. This beautiful tattoo is made of dots and strokes and is a variation of a traditional dotted tattoo. The spiral pattern and planet designs create a magnificent tattoo that space lovers can flaunt.

30. Astronaut In Space Tattoo

Astronaut in a spacecraft tattoo
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This design of an astronaut on a spacecraft is unique and looks surreal. Make sure you get it done by a seasoned artist to bring out the details. You can get this tattoo on your forearm.

31. Colorful Planet Tattoo

Colorful planet space tattoo
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This one-of-a-kind space tattoo has nine planets aligned in a line. Each planet has a unique color and an abstract border, which makes this tattoo look quite attractive. You can get it done on your forearm.

32. Space Dream Catcher Tattoo

Space dream catcher tattoo
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Dreamcatchers depict protection and safety. They are believed to drive away nightmares and catch good dreams. This tattoo is a combination of a crescent moon (filled with galaxy colors) and a dreamcatcher. You can get it done on your upper arm.

33. Tesseract Cube Tattoo

Tesseract cube space tattoo
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If you are a true Marvel fan, this design is perfect for you. The 3D design of the tesseract cube symbolizes limitless energy. The realistic space colors and highlights make it a masterpiece to flaunt on your ankle, wrist, or shoulder.

34. Space Shoulder Tattoo

Space shoulder tattoo
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Let your thoughts wander limitlessly with this quirky planet, moon, and asteroid outline tattoo and the writing that says, “We are made of starstuff.” Flaunt this tattoo in off-shoulder tops and dresses.

35. Milky Way Tattoo

Milky way space tattoo
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The spiral design of the Milky Way can be depicted beautifully through a dotted tattoo. This design shows that you have an entire galaxy within you. It symbolizes that your problems look tiny when compared to the bigger picture. This is the ideal design to ink on your calf and flaunt in shorts.

36. Side Abdomen Space Tattoo

Side abdomen space tattoo
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The side abdomen is one of the most sensuous places to get inked. Whether it is a simple outline or colorful art, nothing highlights your curves like a tattoo. This tattoo has tiny borders of planets and can be flaunted in your beachwear and crop tops.

37. Blue Space Tattoo

Blue space tattoo
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Blue is the color of the sky at night. This space tattoo is done creatively on a triangle with Saturn at the bottom of the design. The beautiful shade and white highlights add to the beauty of the tattoo and make it ideal for skin tones ranging from ivory to beige.

38. Space UFO Tattoo

Space UFO tattoo
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UFO tattoos have gained popularity, thanks to Hollywood movies. This tattoo of a colorful disc jutting out jewel lights is the perfect tattoo to fulfill your space fantasy. You can get it done on your arm or leg.

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Actress Annie Ilonzeh, who portrayed the soap opera General Hospital’s Maya Ward, has a tattoo on her right arm of an alien spaceship shooting beams.

39. Space Cat Tattoo

Space cat tattoo
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Cats unveil the mysteries of the universe and are often shown in movies as the helpers of heroes. If you are a cat lover, this adorable tattoo of a black cat seated on a planet, staring at the galaxy, is what you need. You can get it done on your waist, forearm, or back.

40. Solar System Tattoo

Solar system space tattoo
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This traditional black and white tattoo with the planets encircling the sun in their orbits is one-of-a-kind and speaks volumes about your love for space and the cosmos. Get it done on your bicep. The monochrome art makes it ideal for all skin tones.

41. Geometric Planet Tattoo

Geometric planet space tattoo
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This creative solar system tattoo is made using geometric lines making the DNA strands covering the planets. The tattoo originates from the hinge of the elbow and extends until the wrist and is perfect for any space tattoo lover.

42. Space Arm Tattoo

Space arm tattoo
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If you want a creative design to cover your arm, this white tattoo with a watercolor background is the ideal choice. It shows an astronaut with the planet and a flying disc on top. The vibrant background and simple light-colored space objects make it perfect for flaunting on your sleeve.

43. Space Music Tattoo

Space music tattoo
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Music tattoos do not always have to consist of notes or instruments. Sometimes, brainstorming and mingling unlikely elements can give you amazing design ideas. This tattoo of an astronaut playing drums on planets is sure to get heads turning. You can flaunt it on your bicep or calf.

44. Space Monotone Tattoo

Space monotone tattoo
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This back tattoo with a palm displaying lined Chinese clouds, Saturn, the sun, and the moon is a unique design. Get it done from a reputed artist and flaunt it in backless tops.

45. Space Flower Tattoo

Space flower tattoo
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Flower tattoos depict elegance and femininity. This vibrant sunflower tattoo with the background of a blue galaxy shows the mystical charm of space. If you are a space art fan, this is the ideal design to flaunt on your forearm.

46. Satellite Tattoo

Satellite space tattoo
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This lined satellite design with a distinct shade of other planets  in the background shows the beauty of space. If you are a fan of machines launched into outer space, get this design done on your forearm.

47. Planet Tattoos On Back

Planets on back space tattoo
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This tattoo of the nine planets of the solar system aligned along the spine looks sensuous and quirky. The dark color scheme makes it perfect for all skin tones, ranging from beige to dusky. Watch jaws drop when you flaunt this tattoo in a backless dress.

48. Colorful Space Tattoo

Colorful space tattoo
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This cartoon sketch of a tiny astronaut carrying balloons of planets and a spaceship looks adorable. This cute space tattoo looks good on your forearm. You can flaunt it in sleeveless tees and tops.

49. Space Neck Tattoo

Wanderlust space tattoo
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This tattoo of the world map with planets above it and a flying paper plane depicts your free wandering soul. The simple lined shaded art makes it the ideal choice if you want to keep your design less intricate and attractive.

50. Simple Satellite Tattoo On The Shoulder

Simple space satellite tattoo
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Space art does not necessarily have to be intricate and detailed to look attractive. This simple satellite design is an example of how simple body art can be a head-turner. The color palette makes it ideal for every skin tone.

Kaeden, a YouTuber, explains why galaxy tattoos are his favorite in one of his vlogs: “These are my hand tattoos, my whole theme is galaxy. I really love the galaxy [motif] because it is something that anyone from anywhere in the world, no matter what language you speak, no matter where you come from, no matter your sexuality, no matter your skin color, no matter anything can look up in the sky and see (i).”

Infographic: Meanings of Popular Space Tattoos

Space tattoos are vibrant and colorful, with dark blue skies studded with stars, planets, and the moon and sun. Although a simple explanation for space tattoos would be the love for the cosmos, they could mean many things – from love and passion to enthusiasm and success. Check the below infographic to learn the meaning of popular space tattoos!

meanings of popular space tattoos (infographic)

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Space tattoos are for those who love cosmic bodies and are fascinated by the vast universe. These tattoo designs look stunning and are ideal for all skin tones. You can experiment with different designs and colors to make your tattoo design unique. Galaxy, astronaut sleeves, space owl, space alien, and space moon tattoos are the best space tattoos to get inked. However, you should follow proper hygiene and care precautions before and after getting a tattoo. Finally, pick the space tattoo design that resonated with you and get inked!

Frequently Asked Questions

What do galaxy tattoos mean?

Galaxy tattoos have different meanings for different people. The list of meanings symbolizes being a small part of the universe, love for closed one, eternity, commitment, admiration, humanity, and hope.

What is a negative space tattoo?

Reversed body art where the subject is the human skin and the design revolves around it is called a negative space tattoo. It is usually created with black ink around a particular design to offer a photorealistic impression.

What is a celestial tattoo?

A celestial tattoo shows patterns of the stars while symbolizing strength or interconnectedness. It also provides people with reminders of hope, innocence, protection, mystery, and more inner thoughts.

What does a Saturn tattoo mean?

A Saturn tattoo represents labor, authority, and stability in one’s life. It is suitable for someone who wants to take serious responsibility on their shoulders for a better life.

What does a star and moon tattoo mean?

star and moon tattoo represents the love and belief for a healthy family. The star and moon pairing shows a family with children or siblings. You can create a number of stars depending on the number of children or siblings you have.

What does a moon tattoo mean?

A moon tattoo can represent multiple meanings in one’s life. It may include the time passing by, eternity, brightness in the dark, motherhood, and fertility.

What does Neptune tattoo mean?

A Neptune planet tattoo represents creativity, illusion, and imagination. It brings out the inner talents of a person in the most creative way possible.

Which tattoo colors last longest?

Black and gray colors in a tattoo last the longest. These colors do not fade away easily and can last 10 years with proper regular skin care practices.

Where is the least painful place to get a tattoo?

It is said that the least painful areas to get a tattoo are the upper thigh and outer shoulder. It mainly depends on the person’s pain resistant power. You can choose a place where your skin is the thickest to have a less painful experience.

Key Takeaways

  • Space tattoos are for those who love cosmic bodies and planets. These are all about translating your imagination to the skin.
  • This art need not be very detailed, and these tattoos are ideal for every skin tone.
  • You can experiment with different color palettes and shapes.

Check out this amazing video for the top 50 fantastic galaxy tattoo design ideas! Get inspired and find the perfect design for you!

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Jingxi Gu
Jingxi GuLicensed Tattoo Artist
Jingxi Gu is a licensed tattoo artist originally from Shanghai, China. She is also the owner and lead artist at Patch Tattoo Therapy in Tarzana, CA, which offers custom tattoos and tattoo training workshops for aspiring tattoo artists.

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