As I grew older I started trying to apply Mehndi myself, on friends, cousins, etc. and with practice I found it became easier to apply. It did die down for a few years with my college and university studies being full on. But soon after I was at it again. I searched the internet for designs which I would try to imitate, but change according to my personal designs.
My personal preferences was to do "strips" as its referred to, on the back or front of the hands, as it was easier to do, compared to full on bridal hands. But again with practice I began enjoying it as much as the "strips".
Again a couple of amateur attempts in more full on designs