Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...


Maya Body Art God

Also known as Acat-Cib

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.

Acat Facts and Figures

Name: Acat
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Acat-Cib

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Body Art and Tattooing
Area of expertise: Body Art, Tattoos

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 7448

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Article last revised on April 12, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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