MASTIC, N.Y. – A New York man says he was fired for having the word “ISIS” tattooed on his lip, but he insists the tattoo isn’t for the terrorist organization.
Kirk Soccorso was a tool demonstrator at Home Depot for about six months.
One day, he says he showed some coworkers his tattoo of the word “ISIS” on the inside of his bottom lip.
Soccorso says his ex-girlfriend’s name is Isis and the tattoo was for her.
“She had this idea … let’s get each other’s names tattooed,” he says. “My name Kirk is four letters and hers is Isis.”
After showing his coworkers the tattoo, Soccorso says the company told him not to return to the store.
Soccorso says he is not a terrorist and believes he is being treated unfairly.
“I honestly didn’t know what the acronym meant until just recently,” he says.
Now he says he is considering a lawsuit.
However, a Home Depot spokesman says the decision to terminate Soccorso was not just based on the tattoo.