Forearm tattoos are easy to cover up, especially with a long sleeve shirt. I've known numerous people with really good jobs that just wear long sleeve shirts at their work to cover it up. Now neck tattoos are just dumb. My rule is nothing past the wrist or on the head and neck.
Also as far as the OP goes. That sucks man, but if I was in your situation I wouldn't remove the tattoo. I'm guessing it is in a more visible area if you think it is causing problems.