Did you know there are three direct links, or permalinks, to deviations? The first is the fav.me link, which can be found under the "Details" tab on the right side of the deviation page along with the thumb code ( :thumb#########: ) and the embed code.
Sometimes this link and the embed code are unavailable because the user has disabled sharing. Not to fret, as you may still link to the deviation inside of dA and to people who have accounts with other permalinks. If a person has disabled sharing, be considerate and don't look for ways around sharing it; creating a dA account to view with is easy and fast to make.
The second permalink is probably the link you are most familiar with, it looks like this:
This link can be obtained by either clicking on the title of the deviation and then copying the URL in your address bar or simply right-clicking on the title itself and selecting "Copy link location", "Copy URL", or something similar.
The last permalink isn't as known as the others because it isn't used nearly as often. The link looks like this:
The most common place to see this link is in a DD description. Other than copy-pasting from there, you will need to construct this link manually. There are advantages to using this link though: it is always shorter than the link found in the title, making it useful for twitter, and can conceal both the deviant and their deviation title until the link is clicked.
But what are the ###'s? The number signs in this link stand for the deviation number, which can be found by copying the thumbcode of a deviation ( :thumb116401389: for example ) and extracting only the numbers from this code. Then, simply place them at the end of the link like so:
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