About Mistress Tara

Tara Indiana


Mistress Tara has been a professional and lifestyle Dominatrix for over 29 years. In the course of that time She's dominated over 10,000 men, taught more then 1000 professional dominatrixes and starred in over 200 Fetish Films. She is the founder of the Dungeon, Den of Iniquity.

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 simulated and cast with actors. She was the first professional & working Dominatrix to appear in mainstream Fetish Porn doing real S&M.

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 professional Dungeon to obtain a federal trademark, and the first, and, to date, only dungeon to go national as a chain. At its height, DOI 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. The protest were picked up by Reuters and soon spread to every major TV news station in the US and several international outlets.

Then, in 2016 she staged a satirical run for President under the banner of the “Female Supremacy Party”. From this, D.A.D (Dominatixes Against Donald Trump) was born. 

When Tara isn’t trying to unseat a sitting President, she is teaching women how to dominate men, through her workshop series, “The Art of Female Domination”. AFD offers women from all walks of life the opportunity to learn the way a professional Dominatrix learns; hands on. Her science based, empirical approach has been featured on Buzzfeed, Salon and Vice, culminating in an invitation to present at TEDxSanFrancsco on October of 2017.


  • First and only professional Dungeon founded on the principles of Female Supremacy
  • First & only professional Dungeon to have locations on NYC, Phoenix & LA
  • First professional Dungeon to hold both NY and Federal Trademarks.
  • First professional Dungeon 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 professional Dungeon to have a website, and then later the 1st members site.
  • Launched it's own DVD line, "Den of Iniquity Films in 2004
  • First professional Dungeon to feature and host porn stars, fetish models and Pro-dommes from around the the world.
  • First and only professional Dungeon 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 and only professional Dungeon 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 professional Dungeon in history. Over 1000 total.

Den of Iniquity Alumni include such super stars as:

Alexa Complex

Aiden Star

An Li

Anna Valentina

Athena Fatale

Bettie Bondage

Brittany Andrews

Candence St John

Carina Crash

Cybill Troy

Dante Posh

Darenzia Elizabeth

Elena De Luca

Emily Tyrant

Evolin Pierce

Genevieve Brown

Gia Regency

Goddess Helena

Goddess Severa

Goddess Sonya of NYC

Hanna Hunt

Helena Locke

Julie Simone

Katie Jordan

Kiki Daire

Layla DeBauche

Lydia Supremacy

Lyra Law

Mallory Knotts

Maria Beatty

Marilyn of Chicago

Maya Sinstress

Martine Phoenix

Megan McCord

Miranda Mayfair

Mistress Cassandra of NYC

Mistress Vivian

Natalya Sadici

Ona Zee

Penelope St. Devi


Porsche Lynn

Renee Trevi

Scat Queen Delilah

Sinnamon Love

Sonya Sovereign

Talia Monet

Tara Indiana

Taylor St. Claire

Thora Nang

Tina Tyler

Vanessa Blue

Victoria Lane

Zenova Braeden

and of couse Tara Indiana Herself

The Art of Female Domination Alumni

Aine Patrick

Andrea Unchained

Bettie Bondage

Goddess Lilith

Heidi Darveaux

Helena Locke

Lady Lordess

Maia McQueen

Mistress Dare

Morgan Sterling

Nina Hemmingway

Princess Katarina

Stella Liberty

Tori Lux

Proteges Past & Present

Aiden Starr

Cybill Troy

Hanna Hunt

Miss Vivian

Mistress Cassandra of NYC

Mistress Tess

Stella Liberty

SQ Delilah