Acat

The Maya placed great importance on the process of Tattooing, believing that tattoos in the image of a god would imbue a person with some of that god's power. Because of the importance and difficulty of this art form it was only natural that there was a god responsible for it. Acat was said to bless the ink, needles, and work spaces, and steady the hands of the artists for better results.

References

http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/mayan-mythology.php?deity=ACAT http://healinghandsoflove.multiply.com/reviews/item/72

See also

ACAT (disambiguation)

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