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God of Tattoos and Tattooers

And we don't mean military ones. The Maya often decorated themselves with body art which was of deep mystical significance. No cheesy anchors or "I luv Prudence" tattoos for them — they favored designs of the utmost godliness. Having the symbol of a god tattooed on their flesh would, they believed, give them just the faintest whiff of godly essence themselves.

Tattooing can be a nerve-wracking business. It's all very well scribbling a wobbly picture of Marilyn Monroe on someone's elbow, but what if you're inscribing the holy face of a deity and get the nose wrong? It's enough to make anyone's hand shake.

Luckily, tattoo artists can call upon ACAT for assistance. He blesses the ink, the needles, the skin, and the funny buzzing machine. More importantly, he guides the hands of the tattooist at every stage of the operation — for perfect results every time.

We know several tattoo artists who would greatly benefit from ACAT's advice. So if you're thinking of getting a tattoo, make sure you visit a reputable establishment that's a member of the A.C.A.T. Guild. It's your skin.

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Article last updated on 07 May 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Name : ACAT
Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 631

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