The realm of art consist of a board spectrum of natural talents. The amazing benefit is all walk hand in hand creating a wonders for your entertainment. A midwest family hailing from St. Louis Missouri has been homing their natural talents for decades. The Page family are a tight knit family who have focused on enhancing their legacy. As owners and operators of Pearl Enterprise this tight knit family have hand full of businesses to run. Since 1995 the father Roland Page Sr. had a plan to elevate his family in the entrepuerner world. He establish the grass root entity for a small investment growing it into a mulitipurpose art studio which umbrellas a tattoo and body piercing shop, a retail boutique, and recently a car body & remodeling service.
The first of the businesses is Black Pearl Tattoo franchise originating out of downtown St. Louis. The shop offers custom tattoos services with a selection of various exclusive body jewelry ie dangle, Playboy, UV,.. The second venture is a retail boutique fueled by the sons , Roland “Sato” Page Jr. and Robert “Jiro” Page , also located in the downtown area. Well known for their fashion sense the family have a variety of trendy and designer apparell ie. OFF-White especially BAPE. The sons made the fashion connection with a distributor out of Texas who stock high fashions in the local malls. The last of the venture is Pearl Remix Compound this is manned by Jiro who is also a tattooist but autobody specialist at night. The Compound uses it’s artistic vision to remodel a vehicle into a custom work of art. Custom wrapping to reupholstery are just a small service they offer. The impressive thing about this family is what one learns the other members pick up naturally. Therefore the operation is a well oiled machine running off of hard work drivern by work ethics and professionalism. The company motto is “Clientele fuels a business success.”
Introducing the family members it’s only right to begin with the founding father Roland Page Sr. A former Army soldier and Law Enforcement Officer. He pioneered the movement for years until he succumb to Lupus witnessing his artistic ability dimenish in a matter of weeks. Sometimes a curse and deliver a blessing. Roland Sr. sons steeped into their father shoes taking the companies to a greater height. The father applaued his heirs breathing a youthful fresh of air into the Pearl. The father is now a author of Amazon published novel “Eating the Forbidden Fruit” and forth coming (2022) “Walking the Purple Road”. This could lead into a whole other story so let’s stay on Pearl Enterprise.
Let’s talk about the Queen of the company and what the father describes as the backbone of the movement. Tracey Page is the organizer of the operation. She assures all i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed in addition she does the laser removal of small tattoos as well as hair and small skin imperfections. What’s noble of this amazing woman she has a full time career in Law Enforcement yet finds time to assist the men of the family. This is a pure gesture of loyalty and dedication. Should we mention Tracey and Roland has been together since highschool. The couple is in their mid 50’s so one word comes to mind “Dedication”.
Lastly the sons who as the parent describes as the engine of the business. Roland Sr explains his sons had to put their careers on the back burner to prevent the Pearl from collasping. Roland Sato Page, the older of the two, had a blossomimg hip hop career as the Billboard charting “Yung Ro”. Yung Ro was considered one of the top young prospects in the mid 2000’s His catalog is quite impressive being produced by three Grammy nominated teams the TrackBoyz (music for Nelly & Jkwon), TrakStarz (Chingy), and Beastaz (Jibbs). He was featured in numerous media outlets as the next to blow up such as Source, Ozone, Right On, and XXL. Yung Ro singles “Donk Dat” and “Fresha Den A Mall” both charted the HipHop singles and Top 100 songs making the then15 year old rapper a well desired draft pick of the rap industry. As the oldest he was the first to abandoned his passion to help his father during a medical crisis. The Wolf of Olive Street as many of his fans call him, is the master tattoo artist and similar to his success in the music game. He has gained stardom doing custom body art for NBA stars Bradley Beal , NBA champion Pat McCaw, and NFL Ezekel Elliot, Hollywood Alaina Huffman, WildNOut HitMann Holla & Spanky Hayes, DMX, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, and the list goes on.
The youngest Jiro is equally admirable because this young man graduated from Ranken Technical College with a degree in Automotive Technology. He did a 360 career decision from working on cars to working on human canvasses. He has a wide range of accomplished clientele like Armon Watts of the Minnesota Vikings and Zola Gaye (Marvin Gaye sister and author of “My Brother Marvin”. Both brothers are know as the tattooist of Starz upcoming series “BMF” (Blowing Money Fast) produced by 50 cent. Doing art work on the main character Lil Meech and J-BO. Jiro has a happy conclusion for his older brother Yung Ro has blessed him by opening the Pearl Compound so Jiro can continue his college career as a automotive artist.
The family is very well respected on a loacel and national level for their business ethics, community work, and family values. The father states with Lupus one’s future isn’t certain but for certainity I have accomplished my goal in life by turning over my blood, sweat, and tears to my family.
This article is dedicated to Fumi Karasawa the mother and grandmother of the Page family. A native of Osaka Japan who came to the United States speeking little English but encouraged her children to grasped the American dream.