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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[pronunciation?] was said to bless the ink, needles, and work spaces, and steady the hands of the artists for better results.