Tara Indiana started her career as Dominatrix in New York City, 1989. She gained notoriety when She was crowned, Head Mistress at "The Paradise Club” and appeared in a photo layout with John Wayne Bobbit. It was also there She started Her infamous Dominatrix Classes which were quickly picked up by Playgirl, The Learning Annex and in the book "How to Seduce a Man”.

She went on to found, "The Den of Iniquity" in 1994 with Her colleagues London and Paige. The first space was at 241 West 19th Street in NYC.  The Daily News described Her as "The Martha Stewart of Dungeons" in an expose about the S&M scene in New York City. In 1997 she began performing at the S&M themed restaurant, "La Nouvelle Justine" where she met and performed for Joan Rivers and went on to guest on her show.

In 1998 She embarked on a career in Fetish Porn. She started her career at Gotham Gold defying the conventions of the time. In the 1990's, BDSM films were traditionally cast with porn actors. She was the first professional & working dominatrix to appear in mainstream Fetish Porn. 

She quickly rose to stardom and was invited to sign for Gotham at CES in 1999 where she met Dian Hanson who then featured Her in “Leg Show" in 2000. Later that year She signed again for Gotham at CES where she met legendary Porn Director and AVN Hall of Famer Rick Savage. Rick cast her in many of his films for Legend, Pleasure, Galaxy and Outlaw and began shooting at the Den. From 1998 - 2006 almost every S&M film shot in New York was shot at The Den of Iniquity and or with Den of Iniquity Mistresses. Tara retired from acting to produce and direct in 2004 for her own line, "Den of Iniquity Films"

Tara revolutionized the dungeon business by bringing a legitimate corporate culture and branding to what had been a seedy, underground business mostly controlled by organized crime. It was The first BDSM club to obtain a federal trademark, and the first, and, to date, only dungeon to go national as a chain. At its height it had flagships in New York City, Phoenix and Los Angeles. The Den of Iniquity is known for it's long list of celebrity Dominatrices, Porn Stars and Fetish Models

But Her proudest accomplishment to date was appearing on "The Daily Show' with John Stewart,during the 2004 Republican Convention. She is the first and only Dominatrix to be interviewed on “The Daily Show". As a longtime fan She considered it quite an honor, saying "Jon Stewart is the only man that's ever publicly humiliated Me."

The Den of Iniquity celebrated its 20th Anniversary in September of 2014 with parties on both coasts. In attendance were over 200 Alumni. They flew in from all over the  the world to pay respect, reconnect and be honored for their contributions while celebrating what has always made the Den so special - the Women.

At the New York Party, Tara Indiana retired as Head Mistress to pursue Her dream of teaching and political activism. 

On February 14th 2015, Tara Indiana staged the first of several political protests of "50 Shades of Grey" at the LA Live Debut.


  • First and only BDSM club founded on the principles of Female Supremacy
  • First & only BDSM club to have locations on NYC & LA
  • First BDSM club to hold both NY and Federal Trademarks.
  • First BDSM club to be ethnically diverse and feature women of different colors, shapes and sizes.
  • Revolutionized and modernized the way Pro-Domme marketing and advertising campaigns were conducted.
  • First BDSM club to have a website
  • Launched it's own DVD line, "Den of Iniquity Films in 2004
  • First BDSM club to feature and host porn stars, fetish models and Pro-dommes from around the the world.
  • First and only BDSM club to cast it's in-house talent in Fetish Films. Almost every BDSM video shot in NY between 1998 and 2006 was shot at The Den of Iniquity NYC and or with DOI Mistresses.
  • First BDSM club to tour it's in-house talent nationally. DOI invented the touring Dominatrix.
  • Provided talent and / or locations for Legend Video, Gotham Gold, Pleasure, Kick Ass Pictures, Bizarre, Elegant Angel, Red Light District, Video Team, Red Board and Hustler.
  • Provided talent and / or locations for Rick Savage, David Arron Clark, Bob Coulter, Perry Gallagher, Joe Gallant, David Lawrence,  Visual Temptation, Blacula and Erik Von Guttenberg
  • And last, but most importantly, trained and hosted more Dominatrixes then any BDSM club in history. Over 1000 total!

Den of Iniquity Alumni include such super stars as:

Alexa Complex
Aiden Star
Andrea Untamed
An Li
Anna Valentina
Athena Fatale
Betty Bondage
Brittany Andrews
Cadence St John
Carina Crash
Cheryl Dynasty
Cybill Troy
Dante Posh
Darenzia Elizabeth
Domina Helena Locke
Elena De Luca
Emily Tyrant
Evolin Pierce
Genevieve Brown
Gia Regency
Goddess Helena
Goddess Severa
Goddess Sonya of NYC
Hanna Hunt
Julie Simone
Katie Jordan
Kiki Daire
Layla DeBauche
Lydia Supremacy
Lyra Louvel
Mallory Knotts
Maria Beatty
Marilyn of Chicago
Marlena Di Sonne
Maia McQueen
Maya Sinstress
Martine Phoenix
Megan McCord
Miranda Mayfair
Mistress Cassandra of NYC
Mistress Vivian
Natalya Sadici
Nina Hemingway
Ona Zee
Penelope St. Devi
Porsche Lynn
Scat Queen Delilah​
Princess Seva Emmanuel
Sinnamon Love
Sonya Sovereign
Talia Monet
Tara Indiana
Taylor St. Claire
Thora Nang
Tina Tyler
Valentine Lovemenot
Vanessa Blue
Victoria Lane
Zenova Braeden

and of course Tara Indiana Herself!