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​​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. 

She passed the torch to trend setter, Cybill Troy. A world renowned Domme, She is an Internet sensation with a Top 50 Clip4sale store. Her fresh perspective and innate sense of style have revitalized the dungeon with Her own unique vision. Her passion for Our history insures that Our traditions, core values and corporate culture will be preserved into the 21st Century.

Den of Iniquity

"Old School, New Blood"

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 couse Tara Indiana Herself