Our Story

The Tragic Empire encompasses: Patsy’s Barber Shop, Patsy's Barber Shop at the Concourse, Patsy’s Pinups Beauty Parlour, Modern Body Art, Shocker Tattoo Co., and Lucky Cat Laundromat; along with ongoing development of new and exciting endeavors.

We welcome you to all of our shops to realize your individual style desires. The Tragic Empire houses the most artists in the capital region, with all of its shops located in the city of Albany. Patsy’s Barber Shop and Patsy’s Pinups will leave you looking sharp, whether you’re looking for a sleek classic cut or a wild rainbow mane. Talk to any of our featured artists at Modern Body Art and Shocker Tattoo Co. to create the tattoo of your dreams. Save time and money at Lucky Cat Laundromat, featuring the highest energy efficient machines in the region and a customer loyalty program.

We dedicate ourselves to uplifting the communities we live and work in with inclusive style and design, and support local charitable causes, including the William Yager Memorial Foundation providing educational stipends and addiction services to young adults and their families.