Survivors, families mark Humboldt Broncos tragedy forever with tattoos

It’s a day many want to forget. It’s the people they want to remember.“I always have him with me now,” former Humboldt Broncos hockey player Ryan Straschnitzki says after a three-hour tattoo session in Calgary.Permanently inked into the skin of his right arm is the motto of Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan: “It’s a great day to be a Bronco gentlemen.”Story continues below

READ MORE: Humboldt Broncos survivor’s heartbeat tattooed onto loved ones’ skinHaugan was one of 16 people who died after the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi collided at a crossroads in Saskatchewan last April 6.Straschnitzki, paralyzed from the waist down, was one of 13 players injured.“I think everyone lives by that quote,” said the 19-year-old from Airdrie, Alta.Other players who survived have also had Haugan’s words marked onto their bodies. Straschnitzki has 10 hockey pucks as well with the jersey numbers of the teammates he lost.WATCH BELOW: Coverage of the Humboldt Broncos bus crashHumboldt Broncos Bus Crash: Chris Joseph crusade to make roads safer