Danny dies on Christmas Eve of old age. He tattooed for over 40 years and is remembered for his epic persona and for preserving American tattooing traditions after many artists gave it up. Danny’s estate is contested, but tattooist Pete Stephens is able to work a deal to save the Emporium. Pete takes the helm to honor Danny and the Emporium keeps its doors open. Sailor Cam, Mike Malone AKA Rolo Banks, Terry Tweed, Dave Shore also works at the shop during these years.